Ubisoft, while taking about their Q3 Financial Report, have revealed that new iterations of Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are indeed on their way.
Assassin’s Creed III was a huge moneymaker for Ubisoft. Across the PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U versions the title shipped 12 million units making Assassin’s Creed III the best-selling game in Ubisoft history. It is no wonder that they have announced a new title, but with a twist.
“We are delighted and proud to announce today that in FY14 , we will introduce an all-new Assassin’s Creed hero, within an all new team and time period,” said company CEO Yves Guillemot. “We expect it to be another major leap forward for the franchise.
“It is the benefit of multiple teams working on multiple chapters of the product, each getting several years to make their versions of an Assassin’s Creed game.”
This new Assassin’s Creed game could release anywhere between now and the end of March 2014, though we suspect a Fall release. What is interesting is that a new studio will be delivering a new setting and character. Ubisoft Montreal had previously been the sole developer of the franchise. It is also interesting that the company is leaving behind Connor and America after one title (Ezio and the Renaissance Era got three games).
A new Assassin’s Creed title wasn’t the only bombshell Yves Guillemot dropped. Far Cry 3 sold an impressive 4.5 million units, which means we’ll be seeing another Far Cry title sooner than later so, “fans certainly won’t have to wait four more years for the next Far Cry.”
Overall, it was a really good Q3 for Ubisoft. Revenue was up 23% to over $1 billion thanks to heavy hitters Assassin’s Creed III, Far Cry 3 and Just Dance 4 (8 million units).