(Paris) The French publisher Ubisoft will produce mobile video games for the digital broadcasting giant Netflix, with which it is already preparing series, and release the next episode of its saga Assassin’s Creed in 2023, he announced on Saturday.
This future Assassin’s Creedone of the most popular series in its catalog since its launch in 2007, will be called Mirage and will take place in Baghdad, in medieval times.
The previous opus, Valhallamarketed in 2020, has exceeded the milestone of “billion euros in revenue” generated, underlined the boss of Ubisoft Yves Guillemot, during a press conference.
In addition, after having announced in 2020 a partnership with Netflix to offer several series of the brand Assassin’s CreedUbisoft has reached an agreement to produce “three mobile games” on the platform, including one Assassin’s Creed precisely, he added.
Faced with competition from other online streaming services, such as Disney+ or HBO Max, Netflix is seeking to diversify, in particular by strengthening its position in video games.
The saga Assassin’s Creed has already been adapted into comics as well as cinema in 2016, illustrating Ubisoft’s strategy to adapt its productions for other media.
Nearly a dozen films and series based on its games are planned for the next few years, including Rabbids.
Besides this part Mirage in 2023, other opuses byAssassin’s Creed are planned in the future, including one set in Japan, according to Ubisoft.
Yves Guillemot also returned to the alliance forged this week with the Chinese Tencent to keep control of his group. According to him, this agreement gives him “the right to work with all (the partners) that we want”.
As part of this pact, Tencent, already present in the capital of the French video game champion, will invest 300 million euros and act in concert with the Guillemot family. Together, they will hold 24.9% of the group’s voting rights.
This agreement secures the family’s control over Ubisoft, while the video game sector is the scene of major consolidation maneuvers and the French publisher is attracting covetousness.