Update 2: Ubisoft told us in an email, “We do not comment on rumors or speculation.”
Ubisoft Reflections is working on a new racing game, according to a report by Examiner and a job listing GotGame has found.
An unnamed source told Examiner the game will be part of a new series called, “The Crew”. The source described it as a “realistic title, possibly being positioned against Forza and Gran Turismo.”
According to a job listing for the UK-based developer, Ubisoft is looking for a physics programmer to implement “a wide variety of vehicle simulation such as tyre models or hydrodynamics as well as various gameplay related control helpers.”
In a financial report released earlier this month, Ubisoft said it had two unannounced titles, “including one new creation.”
We know Ubisoft Montreal was working on Rainbow 6 Patriots, but earlier this month, GameStop removed the game from its database and began cancelling pre-orders. Ubisoft issued a statement to IGN: “We have nothing further to share about Rainbow 6: Patriots at this time.” The current status of Rainbow 6 Patriots is unknown.
Examiner said the title is being developed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and “possibly current generation consoles.”
We’ve contacted Ubisoft about unannounced title and will update this post should they respond.
Ubisoft Reflections previously worked on Driver: San Francisco, the sixth entry in the Driver series.
Update 1: NeoGAF user cuyahoga brought it to my attention that Ubisoft Reflections is also working on the driving parts of Watch Dogs. “When you have a driving mission, we created those,” managing director Pauline Jacquey told VG247, “All the art of the cars is ours, and we have 60 licensed cars so that was very important.”
Source: Examiner, Ubisoft, IGN