Ubisoft has been pretty quiet lately regarding the developments of the next title in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Although we don’t have a lot of information regarding the upcoming title, executives at the company revealed some interesting details related to the developments of the game set to release later next year.
During the latest investor’s call, Ubisoft CFO revealed that the title will be optimized for next generation of consoles. This isn’t surprising considering the hype surrounding the upcoming consoles. Both Sony and Microsoft will bring their next generation consoles next year with studios likely to optimize their titles to take the benefits of the more powerful hardware.
During the call, Ubisoft’s CFO Frederick Duguet said that in order to optimize the titles, the company has decided to delay the release of next three installments. As a result, these titles will be released in the first and second quarter of 2021. Moreover, Ubisoft will release a number of AAA titles from two of its biggest franchises.
If you have kept up with the news, then you might already know that the publisher is delaying the Watch Dogs: Legion, Rainbow Six: Quarantine as well as Gods and Monsters. However, Assassin’s Creed 2020 will be released in time.
This won’t be the first time Ubisoft will release a title on next generation console at an early stage. For instance, few years earlier the company launched Black Flag on PS4 and Xbox one and took advantage of the console’s improved hardware. At the moment however, it’s unclear how the story of the title will develop going forward.