There’s so much Assassin’s Creed out there now that it’s hard to keep up

A preview of the five Assassin's Creed games Ubisoft is developing: Mirage, Codename Red, Codename Hex, Codename Jade, something with Netflix and the final chapter on Valhalla.

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I’m sorry if the front page of kotaku reads like an ad for Ubisoft right now, but want to know the wildest thing about it all? That’s not even all the French company recently announced to the world Assassin’s Creed during his big Ubisoft Forward event. There was so much Assassin’s CreedUbisoft held a whole showcase for the open world series today.

Of course we knew it was coming. And Ubisoft has always been a company that had several Assassin’s Creed iron in the fire Then again, there’s a reason this was the first year that a series-exclusive segment was necessary. let’s go through it, shall we?

Next to the final ending Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with a free content update that concludes the story, Ubisoft suckscreed in Japan, This is technically the hot-ticket mainline series element after fans have been asking for this take for so long. But so is the company the “back to the roots” really celebrated Assassin’s Creed Mirage, set 20 years ago Valhalla. And do not forget, Valhalla I also got a new mode not too long ago. Valhalla got constant updates all the time.

I’m pointing this out because I want to stress that what Ubisoft revealed today wasn’t the equivalent of the company finally feeding fans after a dry spell, even though it’s technically been a few years since the last mainline entry. There was no new one Assassin’s Creed last year but the machine never stopped. Actually, Ubisoft claims it was 2021 One of the best years for the franchise in terms of sales.

OK. This is the big stuff that has been rumored if it hasn’t leaked out long ago. We have one too mysterious mobile game from Netflix, apparently to celebrate the eventual release of its live-action series, but that’s not the only mobile game currently in development. Not long after Tencent acquired a larger stake in Ubisoftwe received the announcement of something codenamed assassin’s creed jade, a “Triple A” game set in ancient China and heading to mobile devices.

But wait, there’s more! While we only have a quick teaser for it, Ubisoft is working on something that will give it the codename Assassin’s Creed HEXE, which appears to be a witchy twist on the stabby franchise.

Did you think we were done? My sweet summer child. no Some guy at axios is Reporting, which we will also get Assassin’s Creed Invictusa multiplayer-centric entry supported by developers working on games such as Rainbow 6 victories and for honor. For the sake of sanity, I’ll skip any news related to merch and the show. But let it be known that whatever I just typed wasn’t technically everything.

No wonder that Ubisoft has also announced this Assassin’s Creed Infinitya hub both of which foreshadow our fate in the ever-expanding storyline, but will conveniently tie this vast web of games together. Somehow. Ubisoft made infinity sounds confusing as hell even though we know it will work as a launcher and such infinity will also host elements of the larger modern meta-storyline that ties the lore together. We know that too Assassin’s Creed Red will be part of it infinity kinda, which makes sense: even if people are skeptical about the download something elsethey probably will for such a high-profile game.

It’s all very ambitious, and I’m sure there’s something for every appetite here, given the wide variety of things in development, not all of which will be giants at over a hundred hours. But damn, nothing is out yet and I’m a bit overwhelmed and tired. Assassin’s Creed is no longer so much a franchise as it is an industry.

Now you may be wondering how Ubisoft is doing all this in the face of a larger reckoning within its global development studios, some of which are trying to unionise. While workers say Ubisoft has rolled out things like abuse-reporting systems, a necessary admission is afterwards a top-class developer Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was fired for “misconduct”. The group remains critical of how the company sees it abused recent reports of “abusers”. However, in a recent interview, Ubisoft Executive Producer Marc-Alexis Côté insisted the company is more proactive. “We intervene much earlier if there is a situation that could put us down the path to harassment,” Côté said.

Meanwhile, Ubisoft has been keen to give studios more development time to help deliver the staggering number of games announced today. There’s so much Assassin’s Creed out there now that it’s hard to keep up

Curtis Crabtree

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