Following the recent release of For Honor, Ubisoft has provided an overview of its content plans for the rest of the year.
As reported by Dualshockers, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot detailed the company’s 2017 slate in a financial meeting earlier this month. The Assassin’s Creed publisher expects to release four AAA titles at most, with one planned sequel being pushed back in favour of adding new content to a game that has already been released.
While the game in question has yet to be identified, speculation points a sagely finger at either Watch Dogs 2 (which was recently updated) or The Division. However, Rainbow Six: Siege expansions could also be on the table.
One of those four games has been confirmed as South Park: The Fractured but Whole, the sequel to 2014’s South Park: The Stick of Truth, after it was delayed for a second time into fiscal year 2017-18, from its previous launch window of Q1 2017.
Meanwhile, another Assassin’s Creed title, rumoured to be set in Ancient Egypt, is unlikely to launch in 2017. With the recent release of the Assassin’s Creed movie, production on a new game was put on the back-burner last year for the first time since the series debuted in 2007. After the franchise’s most recent instalments (Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate) were criticized for glitchy mechanics upon release, Ubisoft decided to focus on quality over quantity.
The other three games have not yet been revealed, though Guillemot announced that more details will be forthcoming in May.
Ubisoft’s most recent game is For Honor—a fantasy hack-and-slash that pits medieval knights, vikings, and samurai against one another—which released on February 14, 2017. Ghost Recon: Wildlands—an open-world tactical shooter set to be released on March 7, 2017—is the company’s next heavy hitter.
Since 1986, Ubisoft has been making waves in the video game industry, most notably with its Assassin’s Creed, Tom Clancy, and Far Cry franchises. The company was founded in France and has offices throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States.