Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Ubisoft Teases Next 'Assassin's Creed' Game and More

Ubisoft Teases Next 'Assassin's Creed' Game and More

The highlight of the announcement comes as Ubisoft just confirmed that Far Cry will be making a return this year after taking a break for 2 years. A statement that sits well with investors, who have been traditionally somewhat wary of games companies, due to a perception of them relying on hard-to-predict smash hit titles. Ubisoft now favors games like Rainbow Six: Siege and For Honor with strong earnings via microtransactions and being able to provide new content via digital expansions. The confirmed games include a new Assassin's Creed game, a sequel to Ubisoft's racer The Crew and the confirmation that the new Southpark game will be arriving later this year despite being delayed from it's initial release date. "But the operations are all different". He responded that all of their published titles will have live operations, even if there will be different types.

"Clearly the philosophy of all the games that we make is to be able to justify and bring live operations to titles for as long as we think it fits for the game". "Our results for 2016-17 demonstrate the success of our new model, with record high operating income and outperforming the target announced a year ago, and operating margin up for the third consecutive year". It also proclaimed Ghost Recon Wildlands as the industry's best-selling game worldwide in the whole of Q4 based on GfK, NPD, Famitsu and its own in-house estimates, and also claimed For Honor as the industry's second best-selling game too.

Martinez was asked during the conference about the upcoming video game if it will feature live services.

Of course, it's possible Ubisoft may not introduce any live elements at all to Far Cry or Assassin's Creed, as Blondel herself told us that "it really depends on the genre of the game and what [consumers] are looking for". The game should also have expansions and DLC to facilitate a season pass. This particular game is rumoured to be called "Assassin's Creed: Origins" and will be set in Egypt, focussing on the beginnings of the Assassin brotherhood. Ubisoft did say that we'll learn more about the game "very soon".

There's now no official news on the setting or release date for the game, but Ubisoft has stated in the past that their latest instalment in the series might not arrive in 2017.

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