The carnival of stupid and unnecessary hype that sometimes occurs within the video game industry is once again active thanks to the folks over at Ubisoft. Gamers may already know what to expect from Ubisoft in the next few months as we’re getting yet another Assassin’s Creed game, some casual shovelware dance/singing games, and of course the second reboot of Splinter Cell which has Sam Fisher in full-on dudebro killing mode. However “predictable” Ubisoft’s forthcoming line-up may be, the company is on the cusp of announcing a new project.
The news of Ubisoft’s new project comes from everyone’s favorite news source: Twitter. Ok, I know that Twitter may be the bane of some gamers as it essentially provides a near endless flow of PR teases and things that can be blown out of proportion amongst those in the games press, but Ubisoft apparently is set to unveil a new project this week. Such news comes from none other than Aymeric Evennou, the International Product Manager at Ubisoft Paris.
Obviously Aymeric is doing his job as he’s slowly stoking the flames of gaming hype, but gamers should set their expecations at a realistic level for what this reveal could be. At first it may seem likely that Ubisoft would unveil the new Prince of Persia game or the new IP that may or may not be the new PoP game. But such a thing will seemingly have to wait until a later date as Ubisoft’s reveal may involve Techland (Dead Island, Call of Juarez).
The Techland connection isn’t too much of a stretch as Pawel Kopinski, the PR/Marketing Director of Techland, confirmed that the reveal would happen before Friday this week. Again, we have a case of PR guys stoking the flames, but such news will likely prove to be interesting for those who adore both companies. Exactly what Techland’s new Ubisoft game could be is unknown, but it could be possible the studio is prepping another entry in the Call of Juarez series, which last saw an entry released in 2011 via Call of Juarez: The Cartel.
Another Call of Juarez game may not be as exciting as seeing the new PoP, but Techland has a steady fanbase so I’m sure some people are excited about playing as cowboys or federal agents hunting down Mexican drug lords. More details will of course surface on this “mysterious” Ubisoft/Techland project by the end of the week.