Ubisoft has been teasing the next installments in the Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and The Crew franchises ahead of this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Yesterday morning, the France-based studio announced (during their earnings) call plans to release four AAA titles within the next fiscal year (meaning before March 31, 2018).
Three of the games will be from established franchises, whereas the fourth game will be a new intellectual property. It’s unclear what that new game is at this time, but we have an idea as to what the sequels are going to be. During the same earnings call, the studio revealed their intentions to release new installments in the Far Cry and The Crew series. The news came separately from today’s announcement of the highly-anticipated South Park: The Fractured But Whole game releasing this October. It’s possible the studio doesn’t qualify the South Park game as a triple-A title, which is why they didn’t bother teasing the game for next month’s conference.
Shortly after the earnings call ended yesterday, Ubisoft began teasing the impending reveals for Far Cry 5, The Crew 2, and the next Assassin’s Creed game. Each game received a new logo courtesy of Ubisoft’s Twitter accounts. Whereas Far Cry and The Crew had iteration numbers next to their titles, Assassin’s Creed simply had the series’ logo, albeit colorized differently than usual. Take a look:
There are always rumors flying around about new video game titles this time of year, especially in the weeks leading up to E3. According to reports, the new Far Cry may take place in Montana (with the possibility of having a Spaghetti Western feel) and release in September, which coincides with Ubisoft’s plan to release the game within the next fiscal year. People may remember that the studio announced Far Cry 4 mere months ahead of the game’s release in November 2014.
Aside from a new Far Cry, the biggest tease was for the next chapter in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. After sticking to an annual release strategy for years, Ubisoft decided to take a breather after Syndicate and ponder a franchise reset. Last year marked the first time in almost a decade that a new Assassin’s Creed game didn’t release. And instead of continuing to move forward in time — closer to the modern day — reports suggest that the studio would be developing a prequel of sorts, taking the franchise back to its roots and telling a story of the founding of the Creed. Judging by a recently leaked, off-screen image, the new game, rumored to be titled Assassin’s Creed: Origins, will be set in Ancient Egypt, as well as Greece and other neighboring regions.
As for The Crew, there’s much that we know about the new installment. Actually, it’s the only announcement that came as somewhat of a surprise, considering that the first game released three years ago and wasn’t as successful — critically or commercially – as Forza and other online racing titles. Ubisoft will host their E3 press conference on Monday, June 12 at 1 pm PST, so be sure to check back on Screen Rant then for updates on the aforementioned games, as well as anything else the studio might announce.