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Ubisoft has an unannounced, mysterious AAA title coming early next year

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Ubisoft is all about their established franchises at this stage. Yesterday Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate was formally revealed, which followed a leak a few weeks earlier regarding the inevitable sequel to Watch_Dogs. Even the once dormant Rainbow Six is getting another shot at the end of this year, which makes for a packed, but predictable line-up over the next 12 months. Except for one, unknown AAA secret.

Revealed during an earnings call last night – and then confirmed by CEO Yves Guillemot – Ubisoft has an unannounced AAA title set for launch during Q1 next year. The title is yet to be officially revealed, and surprisingly won’t be taking the stage during Ubisoft’s press conference at E3 next month. Instead, Ubisoft will only reveal it sometime in Autumn – or our Spring.

This is far more interesting than all the reveals we’ve had so far, purely because of the odd nature of it all. AAA titles are traditionally revealed years before launch, not just a few months. That’s usually reserved for smaller budget titles from big publishing houses – and especially not one with so many franchises that could fit this bill.

It could, essentially, be entires into franchises like Splinter Cell, the already rumoured Watch_Dogs or even the extremely popular Rayman. The first two seem like long shots (especially Watch_Dogs), although a brand new 2D Rayman could well be on the cards. That, and I’d personally be absolutely ecstatic for some more of the best platforming action in years.

It, however, doesn’t come close to the idea of the Ubisoft game we’ve all really been asking for. Could this finally be the time for Beyond Good and Evil to return? I must admit that, if true, I would’ve expected a little more fanfare than a few months to get hyped, but this is a franchise that Ubisoft has left out in the cold for such a long time. I don’t know about you, but I’m more than ready to re-join Jade and Co.

Whatever it is, we’ll have to wait a few months to know. And right now, that’s killing me inside a little bit. Please be Jade, please Ubisoft.

Last Updated: May 13, 2015

26 Comments

  1. Wouldn’t mind a new Splinter Cell, the last one was very good.

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    • 40 Insane Frogs

      May 13, 2015 at 10:13

      Absolutely, I loved the last Splinter Cell – even got for both the xbox and the PS3. Speaking of which, I need to still finish it on PS3.

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      • Jonah Cash

        May 13, 2015 at 10:34

        I am looking at on PC… But my backlog on PC has grown into quite something in the 3 months that I have had it. So I might just wait a bit longer.

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  2. Ranting Raptor

    May 13, 2015 at 09:36

    Ubisoft are having a rather soft launch with this title it seems

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    • Ranting Raptor

      May 13, 2015 at 09:37

      ugh even I have to admit that was terrible

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      • Admiral Chief

        May 13, 2015 at 09:38

        Less than a minute after posting it the guilt ate you up?

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        • Ranting Raptor

          May 13, 2015 at 09:49

          yeeeeep

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  3. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 13, 2015 at 09:44

    They’re making a The Crew sequel ;P

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  4. Hammersteyn

    May 13, 2015 at 09:52

    Remastered Watch Dogs.

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  5. Dutch-Trevor Matrix

    May 13, 2015 at 09:58

    It’s Playboy the Mansion Remastered!

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  6. TommyThePretty

    May 13, 2015 at 10:04

    OMG please make Beyond good & evil come back! I loved this game so much and i’ve been waiting for a remake or sequel all these years… it’s a freaking gem, no splinter cell is comparable to it! Especially that crap they released last few years. And Dutch-Trevor has a point, Playboy Mansion would be good as well.

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  7. Dutch-Trevor Matrix

    May 13, 2015 at 10:06

    No sorry. That pic’s gotta go. I can see the curvature of her back.
    Oh shut the fuck up Dutch!
    No. You shut up! What are you? My conscience?
    You do not have a conscience!
    And you have no mother!
    Neither do you!
    Well… shit…

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    • Lord Chaos

      May 13, 2015 at 10:22

      *Pokes with stick

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      • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

        May 13, 2015 at 10:25

        Do NOT poke me with your stick, you incontinent mother lover!

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        • Lord Chaos

          May 13, 2015 at 10:26

          But I thought Trevor liked it.

          *Runs

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  8. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    May 13, 2015 at 10:25

    Firstly chances are better for HL3 than BG&E2.
    Secondly Ubisoft … move along … nothing to see here.

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  9. MakeItLegal

    May 13, 2015 at 10:31

    Sequel xxx

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  10. David Muller

    May 13, 2015 at 10:34

    Early predictions: It will require some kind of interaction with towers to unlock sections of the map and won’t be playable for a month after release

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  11. Skoobaz

    May 13, 2015 at 10:46

    I’ thinking a new unknown IP? The rest mentioned are all reboots or extensions on an existing IP

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  12. Dark Overlord Jaybles

    May 14, 2015 at 08:28

    I must admit, when I was younger I saw Beyond Good and Evil on the shelves and it looked good but I never bought or played it. Since then every reference to the game has been wishing for a sequel and raving about how amazing it was. Is it really that good and worth a playthrough, even by today’s standards?

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    • Marko Stamenkovic

      May 27, 2015 at 13:58

      It is. The camera can be clunky, but it is an awesome game. It’s up there with games like PoP: Sands of Time, Psychonauts, etc.

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  13. Pieter Smal

    May 15, 2015 at 14:38

    Interesting. Last week I did an analysis on BG&E for my university thesis.

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