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Might & Magic: Fates seemingly in the works at Ubisoft

It’s been almost a decade since the latest entry into the series
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It looks like the next entry into the Might & Magic series in the works at Ubisoft is called Might & Magic: Fates. As spotted by social media user Kurakasis, the publisher registered two different domains indicating that title.

We already knew that a Might & Magic game is being made by at least one Ubisoft studio, since a job advert for a role at Ubisoft Shanghai mentioned the franchise last year. A different job ad is focusing a lot on the sought developer’s “open world” experience, indicating that Might & Magic: Fates is going to be an open-world RPG.

Ubisoft logo in front of a cloudy sky.

Might & Magic: Fates seems to be getting closer to some sort of reveal.

Might & Magic – not to be confused with its popular spin-off series, Heroes of Might & Magic – is a RPG series traditionally played from a first-person perspective. New World Computing put out the title that started it all in 1986, continuing to release entries until 2002. In 2003, Ubisoft bought the IP from The 3DO Company, which had acquired New World Computing in 1996 and filed for bankruptcy around that time.

While Ubisoft released several spin-off games after purchasing the rights to the series, it wasn’t until 2014 that the next mainline entry materialized with Might & Magic 10: Legacy. Developed by German studio Limbic Entertainment and Ubisoft Chengdu, the game received a mixed welcome among critics and fans, who leveled most of their criticism at the title’s weak story.

Previous Might & Magic games were set in a fantasy world with sci-fi elements, but after Ubisoft acquired the IP it completely rebooted the setting starting with Heroes of Might & Magic 5 as well as Arkane’s spin-off Dark Messiah of Might & Magic. Might & Magic 10: Legacy takes place in a completely different high fantasy world, which contains no sci-fi aspects at all – a departure from the status quo not many old-school fans were happy with.