Ubisoft made its E3 a few months late but not without a large wave of promising announcements.
Last Saturday, Ubisoft finally presented its video game program for the months to years to come in a conference that will have been long overdue. Unfortunately for Yves Guillemot’s studio, some major announcements flew in a few days before the official presentation. Despite everything, the presentation was rich in announcements and as much to say that Ubisoft promises heavy for its players, and this soon.
Most of the big licenses were present, even if we can deplore once again the absence of Beyond Good & Evil 2 which begins to be worrying five years after its announcement… But in all this mix of what Ubisoft does best, it’s Assassin’s Creed who stole the show from the rest of the show with his own showcase at the heart of Ubisoft Forward to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the franchise (and yes already). A massive leak spoiled part of the celebrations, but that was without counting on qa few well-kept surprises from the studio to surprise fans of the franchise.
To infinity and beyond !
Whereas Valhalla will soon be coming to an end in a final expansion, a new game is already coming in 2023 ! It is Assassin’s Creed Mirage which was at the heart of last week’s leak. Homecoming in this title will take place in Baghdad. The players will embody Basim, whom we have already had the opportunity to meet in the latest opus to date. This is a first step before the long-awaited evolution of the franchise: Assassin’s Creed Infinity. This codename has been on the lips of all leakers for a long time now, and Ubisoft has finally decided to formalize the project and its objective..
This project will take the form ofa hub that will bring together the new games of the license, while bringing players together in a new kind of social experience. Ubisoft is therefore looking into innovative multiplayer gameplay to reinvent its recipe. The first two games to join Infinity will be Assassin’s Creed Codename Red and Codename Hexe. Set respectively in feudal Japan and what appears to be witch-hunting Europe, these titles promise action never seen before.
New kind of projects
In addition to these console games, Assassin’s Creed will also take a look at smartphones. This is the first time the franchise is coming to open-world on this platform. Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade will take players to the side of the Middle Kingdom for a very special adventure. It will be possible to create your own character to survey the Chinese countryside and walk on the Chinese Wall.
But beware, the license will not stop at video games. In effect, the assassins and the Animus will also take a spin on Netflix in their own live-action series. A new deal with the streaming platform will bring the universe to the small screen, alongside another mobile game in preparation. We find ourselves almost drowned under this torrent ofAssassin’s Creedbut it must be said that History is a magnificent playground that Ubisoft has always been able to exploit very well.