Ubisoft cancels several games including Ghost Recon Frontline and Splinter Cell VR

Ghost Recon Frontline

These recent months have not been kind to Ubisoft, as their game announcements met with backlash and now several have been cancelled.

The first cancellation confirmed in the company’s latest earnings call is Ghost Recon Frontline, which got announced in fall 2021 and promptly got postponed due to fan backlash. Two other unannounced games were also cancelled.

Ghost Recon Frontline was supposed to be a battle royale spinoff series which saw groups of 4 players fighting in a 100-player arena. That’s right, the return of Ghost Recon after Breakpoint was going to be a battle royale game that no one was interested in.

This was shown by the game’s announcement trailer which saw the dislikes vastly outnumbering the likes by a 4-to-1 margin.

It appears that Ubisoft had realized the misstep they made with Ghost Recon Frontline and delayed the game’s beta test before finally shelving the game for good. It would seem that Ghost Recon fans will have to wait a little longer for a new game to return to the stage and bring back that tactical fun.

Ghost Recon Frontline was not the only victim in Ubisoft’s cancellation announcements. Splinter Cell VR, a game being developed exclusively for the Meta VR headsets, has also been cancelled. The game had been promised to be a brand new look at the Splinter Cell franchise with new technology, but sadly it seems that this VR title is no longer going to be coming out.

At this point, who knows what will be done with the Splinter Cell IP going forward.



Tyler was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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