Forums - Gaming Discussion - Ubisoft's unannounced space exploration game "Pioneer" apparently has been quietly cancelled

Anybody remember this game, that was officially "leaked" by Ubisoft themselves by hacking the Ubisoft San Francisco offices in Watch Dogs 2?

Former Ubisoft Director Alex Hutchinson just did a tweet that suggests that the game has been cancelled:

When asked if the game was super dead, he replied with a crying emoji.

Kotaku's Jason Schreier previously reported in late 2016 that the game was real, but was having development problems and might not be announced at all. Jason's sources told him that the game was supposed to be announced in 2017, but that that wasn't happening anymore and that the game was going to be retooled. 

Alex Hutchinson was likely director on the project, because he left Ubisoft in April 2017, just months after Jason Schrier reported that the game was having issues, and has since opened his own studio, Typhoon Studios, which is developing another sci-fi game called Journey to the Savage Planet, which was announced at the 2018 Game Awards. 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 16 January 2019

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what is that? a better looking No Man's Sky?



JRPGfan said:
what is that? a better looking No Man's Sky?

That is basically what was rumored. A space exploration game. 



Wonder if it got merge with starlink



     

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JRPGfan said:
what is that? a better looking No Man's Sky?

Sounds like a decent assumption to make given the description of the game and the fact that, despite giving it several years to work, the team couldn't come up with anything publishable.

Always a bit of a shame to hear of a new IP being cancelled, but if it was just going to be another No Man's Sky then it's probably for the best.



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Meh, Outer Worlds is a thing.


I'd really like a mass effect reboot though.



ironmanDX said:
Meh, Outer Worlds is a thing.


I'd really like a mass effect reboot though.

Wrong company lol :P 

I've not played Andromeda yet (Although I do own it), but from all the mixed to negative reactions its had from fans, I expect they'll be putting the IP on the backburner for a while anyway.



Apparently space wasn't big enough to fit all the loot boxes and micro transactions.



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