It’s a given that Ubisoft has potentially dozens of different games undergoing active development at any given time. But coming across news about the studio’s unannounced and unknown projects remains an exciting prospect, regardless. While the publisher has already confirmed that it has three major releases slated for the relatively near future, that’s just the start of it.
Specifically, Ubisoft Paris has just posted a new job listing for a lead level designer to work on an unannounced AAA project. The majority of the information surrounding the game is obfuscated still, but the former Ghost Recon: Breakpoint developer might have already hinted at the nature of this mysterious title.
Now that Ubisoft ended support for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, the publisher’s Paris branch seems to have gotten reassigned to a new AAA production. According to the job listing in question, the team is looking for a level designer who has had ample experience in the production of open-world shooters, as well as a penchant for “rational” level design. Historically, Ubisoft Paris has worked on the Ghost Recon, Rayman, and Just Dance franchises, and it’s really just Ghost Recon that fits the bill for this particular job listing.
Keeping that in mind, other sources claim that a new Ghost Recon game is already in development, which would suggest that Ubisoft Paris has been assigned an entirely different IP, instead. Whatever the case might be, the studio’s unannounced project may well have a heavy narrative slant, according to a different job listing that reveals the team is looking for a new narrative designer. There, the pitch lists titles such as Ghost Recon Breakpoint and Watch Dogs Legion as examples of what the studio is looking for.
While there should be three major Ubisoft games launches before March 2023, the odds of this specific Ubisoft Paris project being one of them are rather slim. The job listings imply that the project is still in the early stages of production, and the development of a new open-world AAA shooter — if that really is what this ends up being — will undoubtedly take a few years at the very least. That said, it’s not impossible that the project might get an official announcement in the interim.
According to leaks, there may be more than 20 Ubisoft games slated for announcement in the coming months. While some of these are already a known quantity, leakers claim that not all of them are and the publisher might have some big news coming up in the near future. Whether the mysterious Ubisoft Paris production is included here is, of course, anyone’s guess at this point.