Ubisoft has finally confirmed that new entries in two of its world-renowned video game franchises: Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed are indeed in the works.
Of course, those who have been playing both in the last couple of years know that the last instalments of either have not been so great.
As is well-known by many, the Assassin’s Creed series stumbled spectacularly with Assassin’s Creed Unity in 2014. This was due to the game’s buggy launch, which gave many players no end of trouble that year. So even if the game that followed was perfectly fine, it did not sell so well at retail.
Ubisoft now has a chance to redeem itself though, as it recently announced that Assassin’s Creed 7 will be coming out before March 2018 (Black Flag, which came out in 2013, was “Assassin’s Creed 4” while Ubisoft did not put a number to its next two new-gen entries – Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – meaning 2018’s entry will indeed be the seventh mainline Assassin’s Creed).
Sharpen your blade. The Assassins will soon step out of the shadows… pic.twitter.com/nUrM4A57J0
— Assassins Creed UK (@Assassins_UK) 16 May 2017
We already know a bit about this new Assassin’s Creed game, as leaked information suggests the game will be titled Assassin’s Creed: Origins, which no doubt is fitting for a reboot. Also, it will likely take place in ancient Egypt, meaning those who always wanted to climb the Pyramids in an Assassin’s Creed game could be in luck…
And as the team behind Black Flag is rumoured to be behind this upcoming Assassin’s Creed instalment, you can expect sailing will be a part of Origins gameplay, something the first leaked screenshot of the game suggests will be the case.
Also, although Ubisoft has not yet announced a concrete release date, it’s very feasible this game will be hitting shelves this fall, as this is the time of the year when most Assassin’s Creed games (including 2015’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate) have been released to date.
Regarding the next Far Cry game, Ubisoft also confirmed their next entry in the popular first-person shooter series will be out before March 2018 (the end of the current fiscal year). And surely this is a series that needs a major overhaul, after last year’s entry (the Stone Age-set Far Cry Primal) failed to set the world alight.
Although it’s less likely now that this Far Cry game could turn out to be a Western as many have speculated it will, due to the fact that shipping in the first quarter of 2018 would put it dangerously close to the launch of Rockstar’s eagerly-anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2.
— Ubisoft UK (@UbisoftUK) 16 May 2017
So fans of Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry surely have reasons to cheer now, and it would no doubt be a great thing if both entries turn out to be a return to form for two of the most popular video game series of all time.