Ubisoft Plans To Release New 'Assassin's Creed,' 'Far Cry' Games In Coming Fiscal Year

As part of the company’s fiscal year earnings presentation, Ubisoft CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot announced the return of three franchises in the coming fiscal year, which ends March 2018. In addition to the announcement, Ubisoft UK’s Twitter account also showed off title cards for three upcoming games.

Last year, there wasn’t a new Assassin’s Creed title because the company said it needed to re-examine the franchise, which would involve looking at new gameplay mechanics and (more importantly) user feedback on how to make the series better. After a year of reflection, it seems that a new Assassin’s Creed title is on the way. However, details on the game, including a potential subtitle to the usual moniker, wasn’t revealed.

Unlike Assassin’s Creed, the Far Cry franchise did have a new game in 2016, but it strayed from previous titles in the series by setting Far Cry Primal in the past, in 10,000 B.C. With the announcement of Far Cry 5, however, it seems that the upcoming game will return to present times, although the actual setting and features have yet to be announced.

If you’re looking for another racing game, you might want to pay attention to Ubisoft in the next few months, as well. Development is underway for a sequel to the 2014 game The Crew. The company’s upcoming South Park title, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, was delayed to a Q1 2017 release, but it seems that it’s pushed back even further to a date sometime in the coming fiscal year, as well.

With this latest announcement, we now have a clearer picture as to what Ubisoft will show at E3. As usual, the company will hold its annual UbiE3 show the Monday before the massive gaming convention opens its doors. The presentation starts at 1pm PT and takes place at the Orpheum Theater.

  • TunaSoda
    They should ditch Uplay... :D
  • Emanuel Elmo
    5 bucks says there are going to be as broken as the one previously released.
  • rantoc
    Farcry 5, featuring basically the same maps as the last two... ofc at a full AAA price!
  • HaB1971
    These are my opinions and are not endorsed by any political party or action group:

    Far Cry 5 will be Ghost Recon Wildlands with a mild change in the character skins and some voice over work... hopefully no tired faces in the script...

    Assassin's Creed needs to actually get back to the story they set in motion in Assassin's Creed II and not just keep jumping to different periods in time and forgetting about what was done in previous games... Although a follow on to Black Flag would be nice as they left the story half way done as well... I enjoyed the boat-i-ness of the game.
  • jwl3
    Sweeet! Just started replaying FC3 and FC4 in entirety (finding all the treasure chests etc). I never quite got into FC Primal though - sometimes the oldies are the best.

    Can't wait for FC5.

    A bit of a non sequitur but my all time most insane gaming moments are:

    1) Call of Duty MW - stealth mission
    2) Thief - any one of the scary as schit missions but the Cradle has got to be the most "schit my pants creepy moment ever. "
    3) Far Cry 3, 4 - just random moments like watching a bear fight a tiger, and the satisfying head shot from a mile away with a .50 cal rifle
    4) Wing Commander - all of them except maybe privateer and prophecy
    5) Spellcasting series - obscure text based game but I was a teen at the time and I yanked off so many times to "hucking" the pretty babes. It was an ingenious game and to this day I swear JK Rowling stole their entire premise from Spellcasting.
  • yronnen
    Assasin's Creed - meh, Far Cary - yay!