I’m sorry if leading page of Kotaku reads as an advertisement for Ubisoft at this time, but do you wish to know the wildest thing about any of it all? Thats not precisely what the French company announced recently in the wonderful world of Assassins Creed during its big Ubisoft Forward event. There is so much Assassins Creed, Ubisoft held a whole showcase for the open-world series today.
We knew it had been coming, needless to say. And Ubisoft is definitely a company which has had multiple Assassins Creed irons in the fire. But alternatively, theres grounds why this is actually the first year a series-exclusive segment was necessary. Lets review it, shall we?
Along with finally ending Assassins Creed Valhalla with a free of charge content update that wraps up the story, Ubisoft is making an Ass Creed occur Japan, that is technically the hot-ticket mainline series item after fans begged for that setting for such a long time. However the company can be really hyping up the trunk to basics Assassins Creed Mirage, that is set 20 years before Valhalla.And dont forget, Valhalla just got a fresh mode not that way back when, too.
I point this out because I wish to emphasize that what Ubisoft revealed today had not been the same as the business finally feeding fans following a dry spell, despite the fact that its technically been after some duration because the last mainline entry. There wasnt a fresh Assassins Creed this past year, however the machine never stopped. Actually, Ubisoft claims that 2021 was among the best years ever for the franchise, revenue-wise.
Okay. Thats the big stuff thats been rumored or even leaked for a long period. Weve also got a mysterious mobile game via Netflix, seemingly to celebrate the eventual release of its live-action series, but thats not the only real mobile game in development at this time. Shortly after Tencent acquired a more impressive stake in Ubisoft, we got the announcement of something codenamed Assassins Creed JADE, a triple A casino game occur ancient China thats going to cellular devices.
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But wait, theres more! While we only got a brief teaser for this, Ubisoft is focusing on something its giving the codename Assassins Creed HEXE, which is apparently a witchy twist on the stabby franchise.
Did you imagine we were done? My sweet summer child. No. Some guy at Axios is reporting which were also likely to get Assassins Creed Invictus, a multiplayer-centric entry that’ll be backed by devs who’ve done games like Rainbow 6 Siege and For Honor.With regard to sanity, Im likely to leave out all of the news linked to merch and the show. But allow it be known that everything I simply typed still wasnt everything, technically speaking.
Its no wonder that Ubisoft also announced Assassins Creed Infinity, a hub that both portends our fate beneath the ever-expanding history series, but will, more practically, connect this vast web of games together. Somehow. Ubisoft made Infinity sound confusing as hell, though we can say for certain that it’ll work as a launcher and that Infinity may also house components of the bigger modern, meta storyline that tie the lore together. We also understand that Assassins Creed Red is a section of Infinity somehow, making sense: Even though folks are skeptical about downloading another thing, theyll likely achieve this for a casino game this high-profile.
Its all very ambitious, and Im sure theres something in here for each appetite you may have, given the wide selection of things in development, not absolutely all that will be hundred-hour-plus behemoths. But damn, there is nothing out yet and Im already just a little overwhelmed and fatigued. Assassins Creed isn’t so much a franchise anymore, it really is a business.
Now you might be wondering how Ubisoft does all this amid a more substantial reckoning within its globe-spanning development studios, a few of which would like to unionize. While workers say that Ubisoft has introduced things such as systems for reporting abuse, a required inclusion after a high-profile developer on Assassins Creed Valhalla was fired for misconduct, the group remains critical of the way the company has, within their view, mishandled newer reports of abusers. In a recently available interview, however, Ubisoft executive producer Marc-Alexis Cote, has insisted that the business is more proactive. We intervene much sooner when theres any situation that may lead us down the road to harassment Cote said.
Even while, Ubisoft has been striving to provide studios more development time and energy to help deliver the dizzying amount of games which were announced today.