The latest conference call with Ubisoft has revealed many things about the company. With the call, we now have the confirmation that they’re partnering with Tencent to release an Assassin’s Creed mobile game in the future. The famous action–adventure game will be built on the Unreal Engine 4.
Furthermore, Ubisoft announced that they’re really interested in creating high-end and high-quality games for mobile gamers, based on their widely popular intellectual properties. For those who don’t know, Ubisoft is a AAA quality game developer on console and PC. They see the mobile gaming industry as a place, that they can further expand their franchises and brands. Much like toys and movies are used to further franchises, the mobile market is a vibrant and ever-expanding place for companies to promote their brand.
Tencent’s motion to allow dealings with Ubisoft in future
Back in 2018, Tencent took a 5% stake in Ubisoft. This was a time when French entertainment company Vivendi attempted a hostile takeover of Ubisoft. Even before the time of that stake, Tencent and Ubisoft had teamed up to release Might & Magic Heroes: Era of Chaos for the Chinese audience.
The minority stake that Tencent took over Ubisoft isn’t one that gives them any power on the board or any sway over governing the company. Instead, it’s more of a motion to allow further dealings with the company in the future.
So it comes as no surprise that Ubisoft and Tencent announced a collaboration to publish a new Assassin’s Creed game. This is just the first of many new games that the two giants will collaborate on for sure.
What are Ubisoft’s other collaborations in the gaming industry?
Ubisoft has been making moves into the Chinese market for a while now and many moves of their own into the mobile market. It’s clear that the Chinese market far surpasses the rest of the world. This is the comparison in terms of mobile gaming consumption and monetization.
It’s interesting to see so many console and PC game studios making such strides into the mobile market. It is quite a change of scene as 10 years ago, mobile games were not even considered as ‘real games’.
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