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Ubisoft: Assassin’s Creed 2017 Will Have Live Services Different From Ghost Recon & Rainbow Six

During Ubisoft’s earnings call yesterday, CFO Alain Martinez said this year’s Assassin’s Creed will include a live services model, but it will be different than what was seen in Ghost Recon Wildlands and Rainbow Six Siege: So what we can say is clearly all our games now are bringing live operations, different type. As you said, the live operation of Ghost Recon, are different from the one of Rainbow Six and will be different from the one of Assassin’s Creed. But clearly, the philosophy of all the game that we make is to be able to justify and to bring live operations for a long life, as long as we think it fits for the game. For the upcoming fiscal year, Ubisoft expects over 25% of their revenue to come from recurring players’ investment in all games, including Assassin’s Creed. Asked if Assassin’s Creed will come back as an annual franchise, CEO Yves Guillemot said they won’t be commenting on that, but the new game will be shown “soon.” Guillemot was also asked about Far Cry 5 possibly being a Western game, and he said they can’t comment on rumors, but we will get a “lot more information very soon on that game.” Here’s some other highlights READ FULL STORY…

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Ubisoft Confirms New Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and The Crew, For Some Reason

No matter how you pronounce its name, we can all agree that Ubisoft is one of the most prolific AAA video game publishers these days. While rivals like Activision and EA seem to narrow their focus on and a handful of hits, the French video game empire has a relatively wider portfolio. However, that doesn’t mean Ubisoft is above milking the same few cash cows, and thanks to a recent fiscal year earnings report, we now know which virtual teats are about to be squeezed yet again. Ubisoft confirmed that new installments in the Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, The Crew, and South Park franchises will all be released before the end of the next fiscal year. We already knew about South Park: The Fractured But Whole, the delayed South Park RPG sequel. However, the rest of these games are theoretically games that have yet to be revealed. [embedded content] We say theoretically because numerous pre-E3 leaks have already told us much of what to expect from the future of these franchises. After a taking a year off to give the awful Michael Fassbender movie time to shine, this year’s Assassin’s Creed will almost surely be READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!

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New Assassin’s Creed Will Feature Live Services Different from Ghost Recon or Rainbow Six

Ubisoft gives a new detail on the nature of the live services included in the new Assassin’s Creed, but declines to comment on whether the series will become annual again. …Read More The post New Assassin’s Creed Will Feature Live Services Different from Ghost Recon or Rainbow Six by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Ubisoft: New Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, The Crew & South Park Games Releasing This Fiscal Year

In Ubisoft’s financial report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, CEO Yves Guillemot said that “2017-18 we will see the exciting returns of Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, The Crew, and South Park.” This means you can expect all four of those titles prior to March 31, 2018. Ubisoft also said they’re the #1 publisher worldwide since the beginning of calendar 2017, Ghost Recon Wildlands is the best-selling game since the beginning of 2017 (through March 31, 2017), and For Honor is the second best-selling game of the year. These estimates include physical and digital sales, and the data comes from GFK, NPD, Famitsu, and Ubisoft’s own figures. Overall, Ubisoft saw total annual sales of €1.46 billion, which is up 4.7% year-on-year, and 50% of that revenue came digitally (up from 32% in the previous fiscal year). At 46%, PlayStation 4 was Ubisoft’s highest performing platform, followed by Xbox One at 30% and PC at 17%. This fiscal quarter (ending June 31, 2017) will be a quiet one for Ubisoft, with Star Trek: Bridge Crew the only notable new game for PlayStation. Here’s Guillemot’s full statement: The execution of our strategic plan fully paid off in 2016-17, with further very strong growth for the digital segment READ FULL…

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Ubisoft's Next Year Includes Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry 5, The Crew 2, And South Park

Image from Assassin’s Creed Today is Ubisoft’s annual earnings report, which means it’s time for a big update on what the French publisher will release over the next year. Ubisoft is promising four big games: Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, The Crew, and South Park. Advertisement In a press release, Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot said: “Over the last three fiscal years, Ubisoft has – with remarkable success – created numerous new brands and rebooted Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon… In 2017-18 we will see the exciting returns of Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, The Crew and South Park. In 2018-19 we intend to pursue our digital transformation and consolidate our new business model, which is much more recurring and more profitable and is now significantly less exposed to new releases.” We know a fair amount about these four games already, but just to refresh your memory: Advertisement Assassin’s Creed is set in ancient Egypt, as we reported back in January 2016. We’re hearing good buzz about this one. Far Cry 5 follows last year’s Far Cry Primal. I heard a few months ago that it’s set in Montana. The READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Ubisoft Has Four Games Coming This Fiscal Year: A New Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry 5, The Crew 2, and South Park

Today, Ubisoft — ahead of its quarterly financial calls — revealed that it has four games releasing this coming fiscal year, which runs until March 31, 2018: A new unannounced Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry 5, The Crew …Read More The post Ubisoft Has Four Games Coming This Fiscal Year: A New Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry 5, The Crew 2, and South Park by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Report: Leaked Assassin’s Creed Origins Off-Screen Screenshot Is Real

Recently, Reddit user shoutouttoashraf (account now deleted) posted an off-screen screenshot supposedly from Assassin’s Creed Origins that features a character on a boat carrying a bow and arrow. At the top left of the image it says, “Assassinate the Crocodile. Follow Shadya to Khenut’s Villa.” According to Wikipedia, Khenut was a Queen of Egypt who lived during the Fifth Dynasty of Egypt (2494 to 2345 BC). Following the leak of the screenshot, Eurogamer was able to confirm with three separate sources that it is indeed real. Additionally, their sources says Assassin’s Creed Origins is a prequel, it’s coming out in 2017, and it will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Previous leaks have said Ubisoft will unveil Assassin’s Creed Origins later this month, with a full reveal happening at E3 2017. When Eurogamer reached out to Ubisoft, the company said, “We won’t be making a comment on any rumours or speculations.” Ubisoft hasn’t dated their E3 2017 press conference yet, but Monday, June 12 is likely. If you want to check out past Assassin’s Creed games, Ubisoft is holding a Publisher Sale on PlayStation 4 games in North America this week. [Source: Eurogamer, Reddit, NeoGAF] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Rumor: Leaked Image Appears for This Year’s Assassin’s Creed Title; Known as “Assassin’s Creed: Origins”

After the series’ break last year, new information and a screenshot have appeared for this year’s rumored Assassin’s Creed: Origins. …Read More The post Rumor: Leaked Image Appears for This Year’s Assassin’s Creed Title; Known as “Assassin’s Creed: Origins” by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

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New Assassin’s Creed Origins Report Surfaces, Claims It Features Open World and Two Protagonists

Yesterday, we shared a report that appeared on Reddit over the weekend, claiming that the Egypt-based Assassin’s Creed game (code named Empire) will release as Origins. We were also told that Ubisoft has placed an order for info materials pertaining to Origins as well as Far Cry 5. Now, another report has surfaced that purports to have more info about the upcoming Assassin’s Creed game. “Ubisoft sources” have told WWG on condition of anonymity that Origins will feature a “vast open world” set in ancient Egypt and will have two protagonists – a male and a female. The game is reportedly less linear than its predecessors with its story revolving around “the original assassin’s guild.” The game’s character progression system is “less tied to the story,” says WWG. The site further writes: A development source we spoke to compared it numerous times to Bethesda’s Skyrim. They say that impressions of the project internally are so far positive. The game will apparently grant the player considerably more freedom, featuring a greater emphasis on exploration over previous entries in the series. One source tells us that this is the biggest Assassin’s Creed the company has ever created and is “huge” READ FULL…

Report: Assassin’s Creed Empire’s Release Title Will Be Assassin’s Creed Origins

E3 2017 is around the corner and as usual, Ubisoft is expected to drop a couple of announcements during the event. Although the developer has kept mum about what’s in store, rumor mills suggest that we’ll see new Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed titles. Let’s focus on the Assassin’s Creed rumor for a bit. Reports pertaining to a title that’s code named Empire and set in Egypt have been circulating the web for ages. Today’s update comes via Reddit user Sirusavath who claims to work for a company that makes pre-order info materials for retailers. According to him, Ubisoft has placed orders for Far Cry 5 and Assassin’s Creed Origins, the latter of which came with “tentative artwork” that revealed “it’s the Egypt game that has been rumored to be called Empire.” When contacted by a Reddit mod for further info, the user said: I didn’t get to look at it for long but it was art for a reservation card for a US retailer. The game is called Assassin’s Creed Origins and looks very much like it’s set in Egypt. The artwork had a city with a pyramid in the background. In the center of the card there is the new assassin…

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Assassin’s Creed Movie Available Via Digital HD, Blu-Ray and DVD This March

If you missed the Assassin’s Creed movie at theaters this past December, then you’ll be able to watch it at home starting this March. Ubisoft has announced that the Michael Fassbender starrer will be available via Digital HD on March 10, with Blu-ray and DVD releases following on March 21. You can purchase them on Amazon here if you wish. The movie doesn’t follow any particular story line from the video games. Here’s a synopsis: Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. Assassin’s Creed also stars Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises, La Vie en Rose). Any of our readers planning to pick this up? READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Assassin’s Creed Movie Makes Nearly $155 Million, 67% of Which Comes From Foreign Ticket Sales

The Assassin’s Creed movie seems to have avoided a financial disaster, thanks to foreign sales. The $125 million budget movie, which fell short of sales expectations during its opening week in the United States, has earned nearly $51 million in the country to date (32.8 percent) whereas foreign ticket sales amounted to over $104 million (67.2 percent). It now stands at a worldwide total of $154,897,665, according to Box Office Mojo. This isn’t a stellar performance but that’s hardly surprising considering that critics weren’t exactly impressed. However, audience scores have largely been average or positive so it really isn’t all that bad. As videogamer notes, Assassin’s Creed stands at number nine overall among top video game movies in the US and looks like it’s set to overtake Resident Evil: Apocalypse to claim the eighth spot. Assassin’s Creed movie has yet to open in some markets so these figures will rise. How much they’ll rise by remains to be seen. [Source: Box Office Mojo via Videogamer] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Assassin’s Creed, Batman Writer Corey May Leaves Certain Affinity for 2K

Today, writer Corey May — best known for his work in the Assassin’s Creed series — has announced via Facebook that he has left Certain Affinity (which he left Ubisoft for back in 2015) to take a …Read More The post Assassin’s Creed, Batman Writer Corey May Leaves Certain Affinity for 2K by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Here’s a Collection of 2017’s Biggest Video Game Anniversaries

With 2017 now upon us, players are quietly gearing up for a stacked 12 months of hardware launches (see: Nintendo Switch), new software and of course, a slew of video game anniversaries and milestones. To clue you in on the latter, Game Kana has compiled a handy rundown of all the major video game anniversaries set to take place over the course of 2017 and, unsurprisingly, there’s quite a lot to look forward to. At the tip-top of Game Kana’s overview, Dig Dug is set to ring in its 35th anniversary in mid-April, while Assassin’s Creed is one of the many video game franchises due to celebrate its 5th anniversary later in the year. Following its year-long hiatus, all signs point to AC making a big splash in 2017, though Ubisoft is yet to officially confirm the franchise’s return at the time of writing. One series that is expected to race onto the scene is Gran Turismo, given developer Polyphony Digital has all hands on deck in anticipation of Sport. Other notable milestones include the 30th anniversary of Street Fighter (August 30) and the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII (January 31). 35th Anniversary Dig Dug – First released in READ FULL…