E3 is less than a month away, and gamers are already looking forward to the new games that will be announced for the holiday season and next year. It turns out fans aren’t the only ones who can’t wait, because according to a recent article from IGN, Ubisoft has already announced four new AAA releases for 2017 and 2018.
The much rumored Far Cry 5, as well as the upcoming Assassin’s Creed game, have both been confirmed by Ubisoft to be released sometime during their 2017-2018 fiscal year, which goes from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. The Crew 2 will also be released during that same timeframe with another sequel already being planned. Fans will also (hopefully) finally see the release of South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed in a statement, “In 2017-18 we will see the exciting returns of Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, The Crew and South Park.”
Ubisoft also said that during their next fiscal year, running from 2018-2019, they plan to debut four more major AAA releases, as well as one brand new IP. In their statement, they said they were planning on 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.
There was no mention made on the details for those new games, however.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole has become somewhat infamous for its delays. The sequel to 2014’s South Park: The Stick of Truth had an original release date of December 2014. It was then delayed to the first quarter of 2017, which came and went without a release. Hopefully this time, South Park fans will get the comedic RPG sequel they’ve been waiting for.