Ubisoft Is Working on AAA Skyrim Competitor

Ubisoft have announced that it is hiring people for a new AAA game in a beloved fantasy franchise. Will this be their version of Skyrim?
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Ubisoft are working on a new AAA game set in a fantasy world... could it be their Skyrim killer? | © Ubisoft/Bethesda

Ubisoft are working on a new AAA project, more concretely their Shanghai studio. This one is supposed to revive one of their oldest brands, which hasn't gotten a game in a long time – Might & Magic! A big budget Ubisoft game, set in a fantasy world... could this be an attempt to make their own Skyrim competitor?

That part is my own speculation, of course. But Ubisoft is hiring someone, who is supposed to overlook the development of a AAA game set in the prestigious Might & Magic series. This is what the job listing is saying:

Ubisoft Shanghai is looking for a Senior Brand Manager to champion the brand marketing and product marketability of a new Might & Magic AAA game.

So... there you have it. That's all there is to it pretty much. Ubisoft is making a new game in the Might & Magic series and it's going to be AAA. Of course, we all know that Might & Magic have almost exclusively been strategy games. And yeah sure, strategy games are great and they are kind of coming back. But they are not at the top of the gaming industry right now. And Ubisoft, the makers of Assassin's Creed, Far Cry etc. making a big budget game... it's not going to be strategy, is it? Our bet is 100% on a big open world RPG, as the brand would be perfectly suited for their own take on Skyrim. But we will have to wait and see on this one...