Ubisoft Fans Have 5 More Major Games to Look Forward to This Year


  • Ubisoft plans to release 5 games this year: 2 premium titles and 3 free-to-play games.
  • The premium games are Star Wars Outlaws and Assassin’s Creed Shadows.
  • The free-to-play games are XDefiant, Rainbow Six Mobile, and The Division Resurgence.

Ubisoft has outlined five games that it plans on releasing this year, which includes two premium titles and three free-to-play games. Ubisoft has consistently been one of the industry’s largest and most successful third-party developers and publishers. The company has released some critically-acclaimed, commercially successful games over the years, and it always has big new projects in the pipeline.

Ubisoft has released multiple notable games since the start of 2024, to varying degrees of success. It kicked the year off with the release of Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, a stylish Metroidvania game that earned strong reviews from critics. One month later, it launched the pirate game Skull and Bones. Skull and Bones was trapped in development hell for years, and so many were surprised that it managed to see the light of day at all. Skull and Bones was not nearly as big of a critical success as Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, but the game has still managed to attract enough of a fanbase for Ubisoft to justify moving forward with a Season 2.


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For those wondering what’s next from the company, Ubisoft recently highlighted five games that it plans on releasing this year. The five games in question are May 21’s XDefiant, August 30 game Star Wars Outlaws, September 2024 release Rainbow Six Mobile, November 15 game Assassin’s Creed Shadows, and The Division Resurgence, which currently has a vague 2024 release window. Out of these, Star Wars Outlaws and Assassin’s Creed Shadows are premium experiences, while the other three are free-to-play.

Ubisoft Games Releasing This Year

  • XDefiant – May 21
  • Star Wars Outlaws – August 30
  • Rainbow Six Mobile – September 2024
  • Assassin’s Creed Shadows – November 15
  • The Division Resurgence – TBA 2024

XDefiant is first up to bat, and it will be very interesting to see how it turns out. A clear Call of Duty competitor, XDefiant combines established Ubisoft IP with CoD-style gunplay and hero shooter elements. The game has earned mixed reactions from its various testing periods over the years, but the latest one left many feeling optimistic about what it’s bringing to the table. With XDefiant releasing to the masses on May 21, fans won’t have to wait too much longer to see if the game is able to carve a niche for itself in the crowded FPS market.

Ubisoft will follow the free-to-play XDefiant with the premium Star Wars Outlaws game. Developed by The Division and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora studio Massive Entertainment, Star Wars Outlaws is an open world game set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, where players take on the role of outlaw Kay Vess. Star Wars Outlaws is being billed as the first-ever truly open world Star Wars game, and that fact alone should drum up plenty of interest in the title.

Next on Ubisoft’s schedule is Rainbow Six Mobile, which is essentially the company’s attempt at translating the Siege experience to mobile devices. Rainbow Six Mobile is currently in the testing phase, but the game’s full release is planned to take place at some point in September. Other console FPS games have successfully transitioned to the mobile space, particularly Call of Duty, but the strategy required in a game like Rainbow Six may make the jump to mobile devices a little trickier. Fans will find out if Rainbow Six Mobile is able to live up to its console counterparts come the game’s September 2024 launch.

The biggest new Ubisoft game releasing in 2024 is scheduled to launch a couple of months after Rainbow Six Mobile hits the market. The massive open world game Assassin’s Creed Shadows has been confirmed for a November 15 release. Set in Feudal Japan, Assassin’s Creed Shadows features dual protagonists where players get to take on the role of both a samurai and a shinobi. Assassin’s Creed fans have been asking for a Japan-set main series AC game for years, and so it’s great to see that wish finally being fulfilled.

And finally, Ubisoft is releasing The Division Resurgence this year. The Division Resurgence is a mobile game that, like Rainbow Six Mobile, is hoping to translate a console game experience for a mobile audience. The Division Resurgence is still in development in the wake of The Division Heartland‘s cancellation, and so, for the sake of franchise fans, hopefully things smoothly with the new game.

From XDefiant to Assassin’s Creed Shadows, it’s clear that Ubisoft fans have a lot to look forward to this year. Fans of the company will want to tune in to the Ubisoft Forward event on June 10 to learn more about these games and potentially be treated to teasers for titles coming in 2025 and beyond. Beyond the games Ubisoft called out in its latest financial report, the company has other projects in the works, like the Splinter Cell remake, the Sands of Time remake, Beyond Good and Evil 2, and a variety of Assassin’s Creed titles, but there’s no guarantee that any of those games will be at the show.



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