Ubisoft news- Far Cry 4 announced, Watch dogs expectations, Assassin’s Creed sales

Plenty of Ubisoft news camfc4be out this week, so here it is all gathered in one convenient spot. First up, details and a release date for Far Cry 4 have been revealed. The game will take place in Kyrat, a fictional region in the Himalayas. Kyrat is struggling under the regime of a “despotic self-appointed king”, and you will need to survive not only against him and his men but against the local wildlife as well. A vast array of weapons will be at your disposal, as will an assortment of vehicles to traverse the terrain. Preorders get you three extra missions featuring Hurk from Far Cry 3, as well as the harpoon gun. The game will be available for the PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, and is set for release on November 18 of this year. Stay tuned for more details.

 

6.3 million copies is the target number that Ubisoft is shooting for the upcoming open world title Watch Dogs. CEO Yves Guillemot based that number with the success of the first assassin’s creed game in mind, and revealed it during a company financial call. Watch Dogs was originally set to be a launch title for the PS4 but was delayed for extra polish. The game releases on May 27 for the PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, with a later release set for the Wii U.

Speaking of Assassin’s Creed, it was announced that Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag has shipped over 11 million units along with 9 million for Far Cry 3. According to Ubisoft, the Assassin’s Creed franchise has become the fourth best selling brand, trailing behind Call of Duty, Mario, and FIFA. South Park: The Stick of Truth also sold strongly, though no actual figures were provided for the Obsidian developed RPG. Guillemot also stated that the Assassin’s Creed franchise will continue to be supported with new releases for the PS3 and Xbox 360 for the “foreseeable future”. Assassin’s Creed Unity, set during the French Revolution, has been announced for the PS4, PC, and Xbox One for this year, while PS3 and Xbox 360 users will be getting a game currently codenamed Assassin’s Creed: Comet, which follows the adventures of a Templar named Shay in 1758 and is said to be a direct sequel to Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. Expect appearances by the characters of Haytham Kenway and Adewale. We’ll bring you more details as they get released.

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

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