Ubisoft Reportedly Planning to Already Cancel New Multiplayer Game, Ubisoft is reportedly planning to already cancel a multiplayer game that the publisher just released a little under two months ago. Specifically, that game being referred to happens to be Roller Champions, which is a 3v3 games driven multiplayer title. And while the release of Roller Champions is something that was bound to happen given that it was first announced back in 2019, it seems like Ubisoft is already giving up on the task.
According to video game correspondent and insider Jeff Grubb, Ubisoft is planning to formally cancel Roller Champions after the game’s third season comes to a nearby. Grubb unveiled this information in the latest episode of The XboxEra Podcast. Although Ubisoft has yet to check that this information is valid PS Plus Premium Confirms, it wouldn’t be too shocking given that the game hasn’t garnered a very remarkable player base since its launch.
As referenced, Roller Champions was first revealed by Ubisoft all the way back at E3 2019 and was accompanied by a pre-alpha demo that players could attempt. From that point, Ubisoft originally intended to release Roller Champions in 2021 yet the game wound up getting pushed back to a later date. Finally, in late May 2022, Roller Champions arrived as an allowed to-play title for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, although there was little celebration or acknowledgment from Ubisoft with its release. The game also came to Nintendo Switch the following month, however clearly, getting many players across all of its platforms hasn’t been able.
Assuming that this report is valid, it stands to reason that we could hear more from Ubisoft in the near future regarding the status of Roller Champions. Assuming the game winds up getting scrapped, however, it would join any semblance of various other ongoing undertakings that have been canceled by Ubisoft. While pillar franchises like Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry continue to find success for Ubisoft, the company has had great trouble as of late with regards to its experimental titles like Roller Champions. Clearly, the long-term gaming company is starting to rethink how it approaches these games, and that means that we could see less allowed to-play multiplayer titles from Ubisoft moving forward.
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