Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Ubisoft Montreal’s For Honor – two of the more surprising announcements coming out of E3 – may not be releasing in 2016, after a Ubisoft representative declined to comment whether either title would release in the next financial year.
One glance at each respective pre-order page will tell you that both titles have been slated for launch next year across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, though the French publisher has stated it will only provide an update on the status of the pixelated pair when it has “more visibility.”
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That’s according to Ubisoft CFO Alain Martinez, who noted that “for the line-up of fiscal year 17, we didn’t comment about For Honor and Ghost Recon whether it’s going to be next year or not. We will do that when we have more visibility.” What this means is that For Honor and Ghost Recon: Wildlands aren’t likely to hit the market anytime before April 2016, hinting that Ubi could be reserving each release for next fall – or beyond.
Generally speaking, Martinez went on to discuss the overly positive reception of each reveal, and how the community took to both Ghost Recon‘s transition into a Far Cry open-world setting, and For Honor‘s medieval warfare.
“Ghost Recon is one of the most renowned shooter franchises and has a strong base of core fans,” he said. “With the new open-world setting, we believe we have significantly broadened the franchise potential. It bodes very well for our future and we are [inaudible] happy to put Ghost Recon Wildlands on such a great trajectory.”
We’ll keep you posted on the development of both Ghost Recon: Wildlands and For Honor as we learn more. Our advice? Don’t hold your breath for either of Ubisoft’s recently-revealed projects.