With E3 looming, Ubisoft officially confirms three games on the horizon.
Today, Ubisoft held a quarterly investors call where they chatted about its current standings and games they plan on releasing in the near future. Along with the call, the official Twitter accounts for Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and The Crew revealed that they’re working on respective sequels due out within the fiscal year.
— Far Cry (@FarCrygame) May 16, 2017
If rumors are true, FarCry 5 may be set in Montana as reported earlier last month. According to the studio responsible for shooting the footage had offices in Paris, which checks with Ubisoft. It was also said that the game is targeting a September 2017 release.
— Assassin’s Creed (@assassinscreed) May 16, 2017
Assassin’s Creed’s soft reboot comes as no surprise given the sheer number of leaks around the game over the past several months. According to an alleged leaker on 4Chan, the game won’t use naval combat (contradicting previous leaks) and instead will rely on small boats similar to the Witcher 3 while the protagonist moves along the Mediterranean Sea. The same 4Chan leak also alleges that the game will see the return of the modern setting and the Animus will appear similar to previous entries and less like the bizarre version that was used in the Assassin’s Creed movie.
— TheCrewGame (@TheCrewGame) May 16, 2017
The Crew 2 is still a predictable sequel, but its announcement today still came as more of a surprise than FarCry and Assassin’s Creed. The original game featured a massive (and a little distorted) rendition of the United States where players could drive and race together. While the ambitions were great, the delivery of The Crew was pretty rough and handling and driving mechanics weren’t nearly as polished as they should have been. Because Ubisoft’s announcement was sparse of details, it’s unclear if the company plans on expanding and refining the original map, or if Ubisoft plans on building a whole new map for their sequel.
The three games confirmed today plus the now repeatedly delayed South Park: Fractured But Whole are all slated to release sometime during the 2017-2018 fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2018. With Ubisoft’s E3 showing scheduled for June 12 at 4 p.m. EST/1 p.m. PST, we’ll likely get more reliable dates in just a couple more weeks.