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Ubisoft To Reveal New Next-Gen IP At Gamescom

by Matt Helgeson on Aug 01, 2013 at 03:49 PM

Ubisoft will unveil another new property for next-gen consoles at the upcoming game convention in Germany.

The company has also said that it will be revealing a new, smaller scale IP called Child of Light (created by Ubisoft Montreal creative director Patrick Plourde) at the European GDC conference, which takes place before Gamescom.

It's not clear whether or not this next-gen IP to be revealed at Gamescom is Child of Light or another, unknown game. According to Ubisoft's most recent financial earnings report, this game will not be out in the current fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2014. This puts the new game out between April 2014 and March 2015.

[Source: CVG]

Our Take
Ubisoft has always had a good commitment to trying to create new franchises, with this fall's upcoming Watch Dogs as a good example. Child of Light sounds intriguing, but we do know that it's conceived as a more modest game made by a small team. A brand new triple-A surprise announcement at Gamescom would be exciting indeed. Here's to hoping.