Netflix and Ubisoft team up to bring three exclusive mobile games
The popular streaming platform is reportedly keen to integrate mobile games into its ecosystem and is already offering a number of casual mobile games on its mobile app.
The company first announced the new partnership with Ubisoft at Ubisoft’s annual digital event Ubisoft Forward. On its website, the company wrote, “Today, Netflix and Ubisoft are announcing plans to create three mobile games from some of the world’s most beloved game franchises to Netflix, starting in 2023. First announced today at Ubisoft’s annual digital event Ubisoft Forward, the three games will expand on the Valiant Hearts, Mighty Quest and Assassin’s Creed universes, and will be available exclusively on mobile to Netflix members around the world with no ads or in-app purchases.”
According to Netflix, the first game coming to the platform will be a sequel to Ubisoft’s multi-award-winning game Valiant Hearts. The game will be called Valiant Hearts: The Great War and is being developed by the original core team and will be released next year in January.
The company will then release a new Mighty Quest game later in the year, which “will draw inspiration from the roguelike genre to deliver an experience that celebrates the series’ premiere hack-and-slash combat in a fresh and highly replayable format.”
Together with Ubisoft, Netflix is also developing a new Assassin’s Creed mobile game to complement the ongoing live-action television series. The upcoming Assassin’s Creed title, about which Netflix hasn’t provided any information, will reportedly also be available to members sometime in 2023.
“We’re thrilled to work with Ubisoft, whose track record creating memorable worlds for fans is unmatched,” said Mike Verdu, Vice President of Games, Netflix. “This partnership will provide our members with exclusive access to some of the most exciting game franchises as we continue to build a catalog of great mobile games for our members around the world.”
“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,” said Jean-Michel Detoc, Chief Mobile Officer, Ubisoft. “I believe that this partnership will be a great opportunity for Netflix members to further explore our worlds and universes on mobile.”