Today Ubisoft broadcast its latest earnings call to investors and media, and dropped some big game reveals in the process. It's basically a menu of that you can expect to see at massive gaming trade show E3 later this month, and lends credence to an exciting Egyptian Assassin's Creed leak. "In 2017-18 we will see the exciting returns of Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, The Crew and South Park," says Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot.
We will get a brand new Assassin's Creed game this year, and it will mark a "new era" for the series.
Sharpen your blade. The Assassins will soon step out of the shadows... pic.twitter.com/nUrM4A57J0— Assassins Creed UK (@Assassins_UK) May 16, 2017
Last week fans of the murdering with style franchise were sent into a minor frenzy by leaks that showed the game's Egyptian setting and a main character stood in front of a cobwebbed doorway. According to a poster on 4chan (which has been home to accurate leaks before) the image below is the more recent of the two and is from a demo we'll see at E3. The leak also suggested climbing towers to "synchronize" and fill out your map will be replaced by a trained eagle, there's no multiplayer and we're getting a new modern day protagonist.
Far Cry 5
Also confirmed by the call, a new installment of the over the top survival sandbox game Far Cry. Again, Ubisoft was coy with details but it's been dropping hints about the series ahead of E3. Ubisoft posted an image of a island with skull foundations, with a caption that roughly translates as "An Island that has never really left," and then a shot of Far Cry 3's most popular character, Vaas Montenegro.
Ubisoft today tweeted a logo and a link to an official Far Cry 5 forum, so expect that to be full of speculation, fan requests and trolls by midnight.
The Crew 2
What we weren't expecting was the announcement of a new Crew game. The original was an online racing video game set in a large open world map and came out in 2014. It had a strong single player story centred around a racer called Alex Taylor who is framed for murder then released to help prove FBI corruption. It received mixed reviews but by 2016 had attracted more than five million players. Again, Ubisoft only released a logo and a link to a forum.