Ubisoft has confirmed that it will release four AAA games within 2017-2018 financial year, which ends on March 31, 2018.

According to the publisher’s CEO, Yves Guillemot, those titles will be a new Assassin’s Creed, the recently-rumoured Far Cry 5, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, and The Crew 2. Despite the announcements, no details on any of the projects were forthcoming in the earnings report that outed them.

However, the Assassin’s Creed Twitter account released a new take on the series’ logo alongside a tease that the first concrete information will be publicly available at E3. The UK Twitter feed for Assassin’s Creed, meanwhile, released the same artwork alongside the tagline “a new era begins,” which may suggest a new setting, a new subseries in the vein of the Ezio trilogy, or tally with previous rumours that Assassin’s Creed: Origins (as the project is reportedly known) will examine the starting point of the Assassins in Ancient Egypt.

Far Cry 5, meanwhile, was recently rumoured to be a spaghetti Western, based on comments made by Kotaku insider Jason Schreier alongside some journalistic speculation. Schreier later denied any knowledge of a Western setting, stating only that he was aware that the game would be set in the U.S. state of Montana.

In contrast to those two titles, The Crew 2 comes as a surprise, and will surely continue the online-focused racing antics introduced in the first game.

In addition to those titles, the publisher is also aiming to release another four AAA games within the following twelve months, though the report did not provide any further news. Although these four games will, no doubt, highlight the next twelve months for Ubisoft, the company will surely continue to produce smaller projects, such as Rayman, Grow Home, and Valiant Hearts: The Great War.

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