Ubisoft announced an upcoming title in the auto chess genre. It will be called Might and Magic: Chess Royale. The release is planned for January 30.

This 100-player auto battle title will come out on PC and mobile.

Might and Magic Chess Royale

Might and Magic: Chess Royale

It only took Ubisoft about year to debut in the genre originated by Drodo Studios in January 2019. Back then their Dota Auto Chess mod for Valve’s Dota 2 immediately became popular, with over four million people playing it by the end of February. By May 2019, this rose to over seven million.

Hopefully, it’s not too late for Ubisoft. But the competition is intense. First of all, Drodo, the makers of the original chess auto battler, partnered with Dragonest to release the full version of their creation on mobile and PC, where it became an EGS exclusive. Valve made sure to protect its piece of the pie, launching its own title Dota Underlords. And finally, there’s also Riot Games whose auto chess game Teamfight Tactics is already available on PC, with the mobile version happening sometime this year.