Ubisoft has announced that its mobile Assassin’s Creed game will be published by Tencent subsidiary Level Infinite. Ubisoft called the partnership one of the biggest ever signed in the industry in its latest earnings call. It also noted how the partnership will enhance its footprint in the mobile market while showing commitment to expanding its IPs through collaborations with other industry partners. Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade is set 2,000 years ago in China and will be available via either Google Play or the Apple App Store but is presently entering its closed Beta testing phase.
“Following the licensing partnership on mobile announced in July 2022, Level Infinite, a Tencent
subsidiary, will publish Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade, an open world action adventure/RPG
game which will be released on iOS and Android devices.
It is one of the biggest publishing deals ever signed in the industry. It reflects the strength of our brands in a context of scarcity of high-quality IPs and, as such, our capacity to increasingly value our IPs. With Tencent being one of the industry’s leaders of the massive mobile segment, it also confirms our brands’ potential in the free-to-play market.
This publishing agreement greatly enhances Ubisoft’s medium-term mobile footprint while
delivering significant financial value to the benefit of its shareholders. It is another positive step
in the long-term strategic relationship between Tencent and Ubisoft. Last September’s
shareholding transaction with Tencent was essential to deliver Ubisoft’s full value creation potential and provided the Group with the opportunity to expand collaboration through new
partnerships as well as the necessary stability for its long-term development, while keeping all
Description (per YouTube):
“Explore the path of Xia in Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade, set in the third century BC, during the time of one of the first unified empires in China. An unprecedented era of trade and cultural exchange between East and West is just beginning, but with this comes new challenges and threats lurking in the shadows.
From the Great Wall outside of the empire’s borders to the imperial capital of Xianyang, journey through a world filled with ancient history and hidden dangers. Defend against the Xiongnu and work to dismantle conspiracies, taking on greater responsibilities, and facing new challenges.”
Ubisoft’s partnership with Tencent subsidiary Level Infinite for Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade represents a second such deal to create a new entry for the franchise in Asia. It was also recently revealed that Ubisoft is seeking business partnerships for its Assassin’s Creed Codename RED which will be set in Japan.