Hello, my fellow gamers!
Sugar Daddy here, to give you some news about the gaming world, and what caught my eye were these two pieces from Ubisoft. Sadly, I am not the biggest fan of the company, but I have always followed them, especially since I played and love the Assassin’s Creed franchise, up to Brotherhood, and I have always enjoyed the Farcry games. So here’s the news.
Ubisoft finally, officially announced Farcry 5. It will be the newest entry in the open-world, first-person shooter concept. The game was revealed, just before the company’s released its earnings call, it also confirmed that it would be coming out on March 31, 2018.
Right now there are no further details, on the location of Farcry 5 and the time period, meaning Ubisoft is keeping it a mystery, for now. During an interview with GameSpot, Ubisoft said “we’ll learn more about the game very soon”. This may point to an E3 reveal, which in my opinion is a given. However, rumors are suggesting the game may be a western. For me, I would be careful, because people have their eyes set on Red Dead Redemption 2.
The last game of the series was Farcry: Primal, which launched in 2016, was set in prehistoric times. This was mostly considered a spinoff, instead of a new main story entry in the series. We know that, in September of 2016, a new Farcry game was in the works, but we never knew when it would be released, until now. Some sources said that Ubisoft didn’t really plan to release a game in 2017, so it makes sense for us to see it in 2018. Hopefully, we get a game, which is not rushed and has as much success as the third one, because fans want and even long for a Farcry game that’s as intense as the original.
Taking another quote from the interview by GameSpot, the developers said, “We believe the Alpha for these games needs to be one year before release. We’re trying to achieve that. That’s super *BEEP* blunt, I don’t even know if I’m allowed to say this. This is the goal we’re going for: Alpha one year before, more quality, more polish. So if this means biting the [bullet] and not having an Assassin’s game or a Farcry [in 2017], *BEEP* it.” (editorial VP Tommy Francois)
So if they are listening to the fans, then I am happy because we want to play games that we like, but we also care about quality, that’s why I believe so many players dropped Assassin’s Creed all together including myself. Speaking of Assassin’s Creed…
At first, I hadn’t paid much attention to this new game, until a friend told me that there wasn’t going to be another Assassin’s Creed this year. However, once I looked it, at the few rumours and leaks, I didn’t really care. When Ubisoft confirmed it was being released in 2018, I must admit I was interested, because it seemed that many productions had a time out to actually listen to its fans and think, “hey lets take our time and give them what they want”. You can see this with Tekken and Call Of Duty, boots-on-the-ground gameplay, and a year of balances and changes to fighting games, to help the game be fair and easier, to help people and pros play better. So with Assassin’s Creed, I was a bit happy, anyway on with the news…
Ubisoft CFO Alain Martinez said in an earning conference that the new game would have some kind of live aspect, which has mostly been seen in games like Rainbow Six Siege and Division. The CEO, Yves Guillemot, also said that this game would be revealed soon, meaning we could expect to see this game’s gameplay, or trailer, as soon as E3, which is in June.
Now, what reports are indicating is that the game will be called Assassin’s Creed: Origins, which may suggest that we might see a reboot of the series, since the last two game: Unity and Syndicate have contributed towards a long decline in the franchise. We know this, since Syndicate did so badly in performance, in retail stores, almost selling less than Unity. However, with the rumours of a reboot, what can we aspect in this game? Some are saying we are back to the basic format of the first game, and the focus will mostly be on stealth; and although combat is important to the game, the stealth component is what made the game so unique. Each game is set in a certain era or time, however, with most of the important eras explored, what can we the players see in this game…how about Egypt? With multiple sources confirming that the game could be set as far back as ancient Egypt, this would be an interesting change to the gameplay, if done right.
Overall, I am still not that very excite,d but if we are able to recapture the feeling of playing both Farcry 2 and 3, and play as an assassin from the first two games, then I will gladly shake Ubisoft’s hand and pre-order. Hope you enjoyed this post; please leave a comment on what you think of these games, are you excited?
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