Ubisoft cancels sci-fi sport Pioneer, which was technically by no means introduced

Ubisoft cancels sci-fi sport Pioneer, which was technically by no means introduced

Relaxation in peace, Pioneer; we hardly knew ye.

Ubisoft has canceled an open-universe sci-fi exploration sport referred to as Pioneer. Former Ubisoft director Alex Hutchinson (who’s now at Hurricane Studios) confirmed on Twitter that the challenge is useless.

Video games get canceled on a regular basis. What’s loopy about this one is that it was by no means formally revealed by Ubisoft. Watch Canine 2 had a mission the place the target was to interrupt right into a online game studio, steal a prime secret trailer, after which promote it to the video games press. The trailer is the video that is embedded above, for a sport referred to as Pioneer.

Nonetheless, Kotaku found that Pioneer was an actual challenge that was in growth. In 2016 (when Watch Canine 2 launched), it was already in hassle. Ubisoft had reportedly modified Pioneer‘s management group round and reworked some core ideas. As soon as on observe for a 2017 reveal, Ubisoft pushed that again as a result of it wasn’t prepared to point out. On the time, Ubisoft would not touch upon this meta sport that was evidently additionally a really actual sport.

Now it is useless. It’s going to stay on within the Watch Canine 2 universe, nevertheless it’s scrapped in our real-world universe. That is how a sport that was technically by no means introduced might be canceled in a semi-high-profile method.

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Ubisoft cancels sci-fi game Pioneer, which was technically never announced screenshot