It seems that Ubisoft have a new shooter in production and it’s going to combine elements from Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint and The Division in to one giant Tom Clancy ’em up. Images from the game leaked over the weekend but were quickly taken down by Ubisoft. The game has the codename Battlecat.
The leak seemed to show that Splinter Cell’s Echelon, The Division’s Cleaners and Outcasts, and the Wolves from Breakpoint would all be playable and each group would retain their special abilities from their respective games. The game is said to have two modes, Ringleader finds the teams fighting each other and collecting rings from fallen opponents, while Escort has one team taking a package to specific location and while the other team try and stop them.
The game is in early development and will not be shown during the Ubisoft Forward event later this week. However, Ubisoft have said they would be creating new free-to-play titles and Battlecat seems to be just that.
Ubisoft have given us an idea of what to expect during the Ubisoft Forward event which will be streamed live on 12th June at 8 PM BST. The big news is that the game formerly known as Rainbow Six Quarantine, now titled Rainbow Six Extraction, will open the show with the world premiere of gameplay from the title.
After that we will get more details on Far Cry 6 plus Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Rainbow Six Siege updates, and a look at the Werewolves Within movie that appeared out of nowhere and will be released very shortly. Riders Republic will get a segment, as well the Apple TV+ series Mythic Quest which is produced by Ubisoft Film & Television.
Ubisoft have a habit of dropping a trailer for their next AAA game at the end of their shows but this year might be a little different. We already know what’s coming for Far Cry and Rainbow Six, the current Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs are still being supported and For Honor continues to trundle along. Ubisoft have said they were looking at returning to the Splinter Cell franchise so maybe something from that, or we may even get to see Beyond Good & Evil 2.