Ubisoft has reportedly canceled an unannounced game even after three years of work on the project, amid what is alleged to be significant modifications within the company.
In since-deleted tweets, Ubisoft Montreal graphics programmer Louis de Carufel stated that the project that he has been working on for the previous three years was shut down. “That is tough news because I’ve been working with all these folks for around seven years, throughout which now we have shipped both Watch Dogs and Watch Dogs 2.”
The project seemed to be a big one, as based on de Carufel, more than 200 people had been on the crew. Fortunately, none of them lost their job regardless of the cancellation of the unannounced game, as they had been reassigned to one of many 15 current projects of the studio.
Whereas de Carufel didn’t point out any particular details about the canceled game, Kotaku’s Jason Schreier shared items of information on the ResetEra forums. He stated that the mission was a new IP that was “Destiny-like,” and that there are “lots of large changes” happening at Ubisoft. Schreier clarified that de Carufel was not referring to Pioneer, the area exploration sport that was teased within Watch Dogs 2, as that was shut down a lot earlier. Its codename was used for Rainbow Six Quarantine.