Ubisoft has provided an update on its upcoming Assassin’s Creed series for Netflix, describing it as “epic” and “generic”.
The comments were made by the executive vice producer of the Assassin’s Creed series Marc-Alexis Côté during the last Ubisoft Forward (opens in a new tab) video presentation. Announced in October 2020, it looks like fans still have to wait a bit before seeing the live-action adaptation take place.
“It is still early in development, but we can confirm that we are developing the Netflix series together with Ubisoft Film & Television,” said Côté. “It will be an epic and groundbreaking live-action adaptation of our video game series.”
It has also been confirmed that Jeb Stuart will act as showrunner, having previously written on Die Hard, The Fugitive and most recently directing Vikings: Valhalla on Netflix. A film based on the Assassin’s Creed video game series starring Michael Fassbender was released in December 2016. It received negative reviews and misbehaved at the box office.
In addition to this, Netflix and Ubisoft have confirmed that their partnership will be further expanded with the introduction of three new exclusive games for mobile devices on the streaming platform. These are said to be all games based on “beloved franchises” and will be available for access via the Netflix mobile app.
“We are thrilled to be working with Ubisoft, whose track record in creating memorable worlds for fans is unmatched,” said Mike Verdu, vice president of games at Netflix. “This partnership will provide our members with exclusive access to some of the most exciting game franchises as we continue to create a catalog of great mobile games for our members around the world.”
The first of which is a sequel to the puzzle adventure Valiant Heart, which will be developed by the original team and will be released in January 2023. The second is a sequel to the free-to-play action RPG The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot which will also arrive on Netflix in 2023. Finally, an original title based on the Assassin’s Creed series is in development for the platform. All games will be ad-free and will not include in-app purchases.
This new collaboration looks to be built on NetflixThe latter’s growing presence in the gaming industry, with the streamer recently claiming on a job listing that it is “rapidly expanding” more in the industry.