French publisher Ubisoft will produce mobile video games for the streaming giant Netflix, with which it is already preparing series, and will release the next episode of its Assassin’s Creed saga in 2023, he announced on Saturday.
One of the most popular series in its catalog since its launch in 2007, this upcoming Assassin’s Creed will be called Mirage and will take place in Baghdad, during the Middle Ages. The previous opus, Valhalla, released in 2020, surpassed the “billion euros in revenue” mark, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said during a press conference.
In addition, after announcing in 2020 a partnership with Netflix to offer multiple series of the Assassin’s Creed brand, Ubisoft entered into an agreement to release “three mobile games” on the platform, including specifically Assassin’s Creed, ah. added.
Competing with other streaming services like Disney+ or HBO Max, Netflix is looking to diversify, in particular by strengthening its foothold in video games. In 2016, the Assassin’s Creed saga was already adapted for comics and movies, illustrating Ubisoft’s strategy to adapt its products to other media.
About a dozen films and series based on her games are planned for the next few years, including “Raging Bunnies”.
In addition to this Mirage component, other Assassin’s Creed opuses are planned for 2023 in the future, including one set in Japan, according to Ubisoft. Yves Guillemot has also returned to an alliance he forged this week with China’s Tencent to keep control of his group. According to him, this agreement gives him “the right to work with all (partners) with whom we want.”
As part of this agreement, Tencent, already present in the capital of the French video game champion, will invest 300 million euros and will operate jointly with the Guillemot family. Together they will hold 24.9% of the group’s votes.
The agreement secures the family’s control of Ubisoft while the video game sector is the scene of major consolidation maneuvers and the French publisher is attracted by greed.