Netflix expands Ubisoft partnership with exclusive Assassin’s Creed game

Netflix has announced an expanded partnership with French game publishing giant Ubisoft.

The pair had already been in collaboration to develop a live-action series based on the popular Assassin’s Creed videogame franchise, but revealed further collaboration at the publisher’s Ubisoft Forward event. 

This latest announcement comes with the reveal of three games to bolster Netflix’s fledgling videogames service offering. These include a sequel to the widely-praised World War I adventure game Valiant Hearts: The Great War, The Mighty Quest and an all-new Assassin’s Creed game being developed exclusively for Netflix. 

Mike Verdu, vice president of Games, Netflix, said: “We’re thrilled to work with Ubisoft, whose track record creating memorable worlds for fans is unmatched. This partnership will provide our members with exclusive access to some of the most exciting game franchises as we continue to build a catalogue of great mobile games for our members around the world.”

Jean-Michel Detoc, chief mobile officer, Ubisoft, said: “As we continue to create great experiences on all platforms, we’re glad to be partnering with such an innovative and creative partner as Netflix. I believe that this partnership will be a great opportunity for Netflix members to further explore our worlds and universes on mobile.”

Despite its low early adoption, Netflix is heavily investing in gaming as a means of differentiating itself from the streaming crowd. One high-profile title set to join Netflix in the coming months is Sam Barlow’s Immortality, an interactive film video game which is already being considered as one of the best releases of the year.

Ubisoft meanwhile is continuing its push into video content production, and used the event to showcase a trailer for the latest season of Mythic Quest, a series it co-developed for Apple TV+.

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