It's been discovered recently that game developer Ubisoft filed a trademark application to re-register a license for the Splinter Cell series. This has led to speculation Ubisoft might announce a new Splinter Cell game next week at E3 2017. The trademark filing for what appears to be a new Splinter Cell game was spotted on the trademark listing website Justia. The filing was found under the entertainment section and was submitted on May 15. There's currently no information as to what this new entry to the franchise will be called, as the trademark filing only mentions Splinter Cell.
Starting today through to May 21st, the standalone versions of Ubisoft's Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece and Discovery Tour: Ancient Egypt are free to download on PC as part of the company's Play Your Part, Play at Home campaign to help teachers and students during the coronavirus pandemic. They allow you to explore Assassin's Creed Origins and Odyssey's game worlds without worrying about combat or mission objectives. Along the way, they'll teach you about the historical periods they take place in. In the example of the Ancient Egypt experience, you'll learn more about what life was like in along the Nile delta during the waning years of the Ptolemaic dynasty. The company worked with professional historians to create the experiences and incorporated a variety of primary sources like archival photos into each tour.
In an earnings call with investors Tuesday, Ubisoft confirmed sequels in the Far Cry, The Crew and Assassin's Creed series, along with the long-delayed South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be coming out later this fiscal year. The Assassins will soon step out of the shadows... pic.twitter.com/nUrM4A57J0 Are you ready for a hefty dose of new Far Cry adventures? Beyond the road… Stay with us for more high octane thrills! Through various leaks and rumors, some details are available on what the games will feature.
French video game giant Ubisoft has recorded strong revenue in the recent past, thanks to a stable of consistent hits like Rainbow Six: Siege, Ghost Recon: Wildlands and the Assassin's Creed franchise. Even the oddball crossover Mario Rabbids: Kingdom Battle for Nintendo Switch found success earlier this year. But Ubisoft's steady run of success has not saved the company from talk of a possible hostile takeover by fellow French media corporation Vivendi.