In it, players fight on an exotic island while defending themselves from wild animals, as in the Far Cry games.
The site’s sources claim that the game was originally given a soft launch without any Far Cry branding in an attempt to see if it could prove successful on its own merit.
When this soft launch didn’t gather any momentum, the decision was reportedly made to release the game globally, without any major fanfare, in an attempt to recoup some development costs.
“Knowing Ubisoft like I do, I’d imagine they spent more money than they should have on development, and this is an attempt to recoup what they can and also learn from pushing a fully realtime multiplayer game out,” Mobilegamer.biz’s source told it.
The site notes that none of Ubisoft’s main social media accounts have made mention of the game, and while it does have its own social media accounts they’re modest – the Twitter account has 306 followers at the time of writing.
It’s not clear if Wild Arena Survivors will get an official ‘launch’ announcement at the Ubisoft Forward presentation on September 10.
The game will be a free-to-play, third-person shooter RPG which the publisher says will let players roam freely in an open world New York. It will be playable solo or co-operatively and promises a range of PvE activities including story missions and world activities.