Speaking about the French studio’s most recent job postings, the studio seems to be considering bringing the Might & Magic series back to life. In order to ” strengthen brand marketing as well as product marketability,” the Shangai studio of the prominent publisher is seeking a new seasoned game developer.
Ubisoft’s Bout With Might & Magic
Owing to mainly positive reviews and a mixed reaction from the public, Ubisoft’s latest Might & Magic game, dubbed Might & Magic X: Legacy dropped in 2014. Legacy’s biggest flaw was built in a structure like a dungeon crawler rather than the turn-based strategy title that its fans had come to expect and adore from the franchise.
With Ubisoft Shanghai announcing the development of a new Might & Magic AAA title, it seems like the franchise may finally be getting a second chance. This next Might & Magic game has yet to be revealed, but a job posting makes it plain that the right production process has not yet been established.
What Did The Job Posting Say?
Specifically, Ubisoft Shanghai is searching for a Lead Brand Manager to collaborate with the pre-existing development team in order to help revive the Might and Magic brand. There are jobs such as assisting to develop and evaluate all assets linked to the title, helping to define the crew’s product positioning strategy as well as rendering the game for marketing purposes. So far, there have been no references for Ubisoft’s Quartz product.
With the forthcoming Prince of Persia, and Splinter Cell and games, it’s curious that the French studio isn’t attempting to resurrect the Might & Magic series with a comparable legacy project. Rather, Ubisoft Shanghai appears to be working on a whole new AAA title. In spite of the fact that both of these games have sparked a great deal of excitement, it is evident that Ubisoft does not render them equivalent in scope and allocated resources. As a consequence, it appears that Sam Fisher’s return might be far superior to the Prince’s return.
No gameplay details are provided in the job posting, so we have no idea whether the upcoming title will be a complete turn-based strategy game or if it would be more like the cult favorite Dark Messiah of Might & Magic.
In conclusion, Might & Magic fanboys should recall Beyond Good and Evil 2, a different Ubisoft series that was assumed to be irrevocably buried, only to resurface years later as a huge forthcoming release. This should give them some optimism. However, its revival occurred in 2016, and the title has yet to be released. This next Might & Magic game may not suffer the same fate, but then again who knows!