Ubisoft is no longer creating titles for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and is instead focussing its efforts on developing for the current generation of consoles. We’ve already heard that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will only be available on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. However, the company says it will make an exception for the Just Dance series which has sold incredibly well on Nintendo platforms.
Ubisoft has confirmed today that they are hard at work developing an unannounced AAA game for a number of platforms which is due to be released by March 2016. The company wouldn’t give any clues regarding what the mystery title is, but we can assume it will be showcased at next month’s E3 event in Los Angeles. The company also revealed that they are now only developing for current generation consoles for their major titles, but Just Dance will come to last generation platforms. What would you like to see Ubisoft working on?
Today, Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the newest instalment in the blockbuster Assassin’s Creed franchise, will be available worldwide on October 23 for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The Windows PC version will be available this autumn.
Developed by Ubisoft Quebec in collaboration with eight other Ubisoft studios, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is an epic single player experience set in London during the height of the Industrial Revolution, an incredible age of invention that transforms the lives of millions. During this time, the gap between the poor and the rich expands exponentially, making workers’ lives little more than legalised slavery. The lower classes fight for survival by forming a new kind of family – gangs – and adapting to life in the criminal underworld. Players will embody both Jacob Frye and Evie Frye, twin Assassins raised to follow the Creed. Jacob, a determined, hot-headed and rebellious leader of an underground gang, is vastly different than his sister Evie, a master of stealth and control. Together, Jacob and Evie team up to challenge rivals, plutocrats and Templars alike to free the masses from poverty and corruption, and, ultimately, wrestle back control of London.
In Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, players explore the largest, most modern open-world city ever created in an Assassin’s Creed game. The fighting is more brutal than ever, as players combat rival gangs and grow their sphere of influence throughout London using new weapons, including brass knuckles, a kukri knife, a revolver and the Assassin’s gauntlet. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate also includes innovative navigation and transportation throughout the open world, including a rope launcher for scaling tall Victorian buildings, zip-lining from rooftop to rooftop or performing aerial assassinations, and horse-drawn carriages and high-speed trains for free-running, tracking down enemies or escaping after daring raids.
“The ability to lead an underground gang, commandeer any vehicle on hand and use modern tools to take on an expansive and fast-paced Victorian London sets this game apart,” said Marc-Alexis Côté, Creative Director at Ubisoft. “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate has been in development for more than two years and this new modern take on the living open world will please Assassin’s Creed fans and newcomers alike.”
We kinda already know quite a bit about the next Assassin’s Creed game as Kotaku leaked a fair bit of information about the title. The next game is presumably going to be called Assassin’s Creed: Victory and will take place in Victorian London. Ubisoft has announced today that it plans to reveal the next Assassin’s Creed game at 5pm UK time on May 12th. The website mentions a variety of platforms including the Wii U. Guess we will have to wait and see.
Again, this won’t come as surprise to many of you but it seems as though Ubisoft is busy developing Watch Dogs 2. The news was spotted on the LinkedIn profile of Julien Risse, who works at Ubisoft’s Paris studio. The page mentions the follow-up to the 2014 game, which as I’m sure you remember, gathered mixed reviews. Who knows, we may hear something about the game at E3 in June.
Thanks Nintendo Impact Gaming.
Fans of Child of Light should be pleased today as it has been revealed that Ubisoft has more games in the works set within the Child of Light universe. The news was announced by Patrick Plourde who is a developer over at Ubisoft Montreal and worked on the original Child of Light which saw a release on the Wii U eShop as well as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Hopefully something will be showcased at this year’s E3 event in June.
Dorkly has put together a skit called “If Sega Owned Mario.” In particular, the piece pokes fun at Sonic Boom and how Mario and Luigi could potentially appear in games if Sega was in charge of designing them. The skit ends by taking a jab at Ubisoft and its initial release of Assassin’s Creed Unity, which launched with a number of noticeable technical issues last year.