This year sees the return of TWO of Ubisoft‘s long-running series, Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry. However, can they bring anything new to the table?
Assassin’s Creed Origins
After a year out, we were expecting something big from Ubisoft for the next AC instalment. And boy did they bring it with Assassin’s Creed Origins. This adventure to ancient Egypt will shake up the franchise to no end, with the introduction of RPG elements and the fact you can now climb ANYTHING. No more do we need convenient holes in the wall to climb huzzah. A slight difference is that the game is now a big open world, and it’s filled with pyramids to slide down, arena battles to compete in and crocodiles to dodge. New protagonist Bayek’s adventure could be the most intense yet.
Assassin’s Creed Origins will hit PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 27.
Skull & Bones
Pirates seem to be a big hit at E3 in 2017, but we’re not complaining. Based off the naval combat from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, the game is less of a continuation of this, but a fully fledged, polished pirate game. In Skull and Bones, you’ll be able to play both with friends – fighting off AI pirate hunters and beasties beneath the surface – and against friends, in 5v5 player versus player combat across a variety of modes. You’ve gotta watch out for that Kraken!
Skull & Bones is due out Autumn 2018 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Far Cry 5
We saw a deeper insight into the villain of the next Far Cry instalment, from the looks of it some power-crazed religious leader of a cult. Also, Ubisoft gave us our first taste of Far Cry 5 gameplay during the show. In this, we were told about how there will be much more of a focus on ‘For Hire’ companions, so you’ll have to think even more tactically on how to take down your enemies. And you get a dog, ’nuff said.
Far Cry 5 will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 27, 2018.