. Last updated: July 26, 2022
Ubisoft has denied rumors of Roller Champions being cancelled, with the developer doubling down on its big plans for the game’s future. It was originally reported that development was ending to support other projects such as Assassin’s Creed: Rift.
Roller Champions, the 3v3 roller skating game released by Ubisoft in May, launched positively, but with little fanfare.
Amid news of Assassin’s Creed Rift delays, this led fans to believe the project flopped and would be canceled after it was released on the XboxEra podcast.
However, the hypothetical question posed to insiders like Jeff Grubb and others has been answered by Ubisoft with a firm stance: They will continue to support the struggling game even as new content gets delayed.
“What the Roller Champions dev team is doing is making sure we focus on what our players have told us needs to be improved, and that supersedes all other priorities,” Ubisoft stated on Twitter.
They continue by reassuring the players “we can tell you that we have exciting things planned for next season.
“However, we strongly believe that before we release new content, we need to get it right with our players.”
The Ubisoft team is trying to kill two birds with one stone with this public statement: reassure players that improvements are coming and deny cancellation claims.
Though now debunked, the rumors of Roller Champions cancellation didn’t come entirely out of the blue. The developer is plagued by numerous cancellations for other games such as Ghost Recon Frontline.