Ubisoft confirms Far Cry 5, new Assassin’s Creed installment and other 2017/2018 titles
We are just a month away from E3 2017, taking place June 13- 15, and as we inch closer to one of the most anticipated days in gaming fans keep getting more confirmation of what they can expect. Today Ubisoft revealed their big titles set to launch in the fiscal 2017-18 year, including Fry Cry 5 and a new Assassin’s Creed game.
The announcements were made through a series of tweets from the official twitter accounts for each of the franchises. Each tweet urging fans to subscribe to their YouTube channel to keep up-to-date with the latest news on each of these title.
Far Cry 5’s tweet, like the others, didn’t reveal much about the next installment but did show a very simple logo that outlined “Far Cry 5” in blue and red. It has been rumoured that this adventure will take place in Montana after there was reports a team from Ubisoft Paris visited the area to shoot promotional video for an upcoming undisclosed title. If this rumour is true it makes sense of the games blue and red logo that is possibly inspired by the American flag.
Again the Assassin’s Creed tweet revealed absolutely nothing about the title but there have been rumours swarming that the next game in the franchise will take place in Egypt. These rumours have attracted more speculation after an anonymous user on Imgur leaked an image of what appears to be the next Assassin’s Creed game. The image shows an assassin sailing the sea near a dessert village and accompanied by the quest text that reveals the name of an Egyptian god. If this is true then that would mean the new game will see players take control of an assassin that is new to the franchise.
The third title confirmed by Ubisoft is The Crew 2, the sequel to 2014’s open-world driving game, The Crew. All that fans got from the tweet is the logo and text that read “Beyond the road…Stay with us for more high octane thrills”. It is probably safe to say that the studio will be expanding on their open world concept.
It wasn’t all great news as Ubisoft’s CEO re-confirmed that the highly anticipated game, South Park the Fractured But Whole, is definitely delayed and slated for a release in the 2018 fiscal year. Despite disappointed fans, it maybe best that the AAA studio takes its time developing the next installment, given the success of it’s predecessor.