Though news of Assassin’s Creed skipping a 2016 release naturally occupied the headlines, Ubisoft‘s recent financial report also indicated that the mega-publisher is currently working on a AAA new IP, and we now have some fleeting details as to what that will be.
Painting in broad strokes for now, the company’s Chief Financial Officer Alain Martinez mentioned the new IP in passing during Ubisoft’s Investor Day briefing, revealing that it is shaping up to be a “multiplayer-centric” experience in the vein of For Honor and Rainbow Six, while also offering a single-player component to boot.
Per GameSpot: “It is multiplayer-centric,” Martinez began. “So clearly, it is following the path of For Honor, Ghost Recon, and Rainbow Six. So it is going to be strongly multiplayer-centric, with a strong solo side also.”
For now, we can expect further details to be disclosed during Ubisoft’s financial report in May, ahead of what we assume will be a major unveiling at E3 2016 in June. Given its AAA nature, the publisher also hinted that the mysterious new IP is one of “high potential” also incorporating a “strong digital live service,” which really raises more questions than it answers.
Ubisoft‘s yet-to-be-announced new IP is currently rubbing shoulders with Watch Dogs 2, For Honor, Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Obsidian’s South Park: The Fractured But Whole will all hit store shelves sometime before March 31, 2017.