Publisher and developer Ubisoft has announced four major titles, all set to release within the next fiscal year. This includes mainstays like Assassin’s Creed, and new entries into the Far Cry and The Crew franchises.
Ubisoft revealed the news as part of their 2017 fiscal year earnings call. As IGN discovered, a new Assassin’s Creed – which leaked footage and reports claim will be a prequel set in ancient Egypt – will arrive in the 2017-2018 fiscal year; so April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. This will also be joined by Far Cry 5, which the company officially revealed on Twitter.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole – which was announced at E3 2015 and routinely pushed back – will also see a release in that timeframe. Similarly so for Ubisoft’s open-world car driving game The Crew 2.
"In 2017-18 we will see the exciting returns of Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, The Crew and South Park," CEO Yves Guillemot said in a statement.
Ubisoft went on to say that they have plans to debut another four major AAA releases in the 2018-2019 fiscal year, while "[pursuing] 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."
It’s likely we’ll hear more about these titles at E3 in June.