Netflix signs three new, exclusive Ubisoft games, including Assassin’s Creed

 

Netflix has struck a deal with Ubisoft to make three new exclusives for its growing games catalogue.

Most notably, there’s another Assassin’s Creed game in the mix. While next-to-nothing was officially announced about the game, franchise boss Marc-Alexis Cote told VGC: “It’s going to be different to our open world games and is going to be something that’s fun and takes us back to our roots.” 

Netflix also has a TV series in the works based on the Assassin’s Creed universe, so it’s a smart bet to say it’ll likely be linked to that.

Another new game, The Mighty Quest, will follow on from The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot and will be roguelike-inspired hack-and-slash game.

A new Valiant Hearts game is also incoming. It’s a direct sequel to original title The Great War, and is being developed by the same core team. It is slated for January 2023. 

Netflix Games VP Mike Verdu said of the deal: “We’re thrilled to work with Ubisoft, whose track record creating memorable worlds for fans is unmatched. This partnership will provide our members with exclusive access to some of the most exciting game franchises as we continue to build a catalog of great mobile games for our members around the world.”

Ubisoft’s chief mobile officer Jean-Michel Detoc added: “As we continue to create great experiences on all platforms, we’re glad to be partnering with such an innovative and creative partner as Netflix. I believe that this partnership will be a great opportunity for Netflix members to further explore our worlds and universes on mobile.”

There’s another Assassin’s Creed game incoming on mobile, Codenamed Jade, which was also revealed as part of Ubisoft’s Forward event today. It’ll be a triple-A style game set in China, in which players can create their own character. Weirdly, though, Ubisoft would not confirm who’s co-developing the title.