After a pretty interesting earnings call, it now looks like Ubisoft is working with Tencent on a mobile Assassin’s Creed game. We got this news from a few sources, but MobileGamingHub was the best we found. The new shows that the two companies are working together on a new mobile title in the Assassin’s Creed universe. Details are extremely scarce, but there have been a couple of images floating around. Each of them shows an Assassin’s Creed game that looks like it’s set in China. What time period we can’t be sure, but it definitely doesn’t look like a cheap spin-off, this is a full-blown Assassin’s Creed entry.
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 9, 2021
Ubisoft is upping their production of free-to-play games. I think they’re seeing a lot of success from titles such as Assassin’s Creed Rebellion, another mobile title, and HyperScape, and they want to capitalise on the market there. They have some superb brands to do this with, and Assassin’s Creed is one of them. I was thinking just the other day that a game with similar mechanics to Genshin Impact would work so well in this universe. As long as it’s done right.
Ubisoft has the skills to create an MMO in the Assassin’s Creed universe that everyone will love. As long as it’s free-to-play, more and more players will continue to flock to it. I’d happily pay for a season pass on this game, as long as the gameplay was as engaging as a standard Assassin’s Creed entry.
Genshin Impact has raised the bar for mobile games massively. Now players are expecting a vast open world, hundreds of quests, and meaningful progression. All they need to help them support that game is a season pass system, and they’ll be happy.
Tencent is involved because Ubisoft is targeting the Chinese market. However, I think this game could sell very well, and make a lot of money, outside of the region. Ubisoft needs to carefully consider what they do next. No fan wants an Assassin’s Creed game that they can’t play, so a worldwide release is really the only way forward. Only time will tell exactly what Ubisoft does with this very exciting new game.