Watch Dogs 2 will be out by April 2017

Well the official confirmation that Assassin's Creed is skipping a year isn't the only Ubisoft related news this week. In the company's third quarter sales announcement, it was confirmed that Watch Dogs 2 will join For Honor, South Park: Fractured But Whole and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands in releases prior to April 2017. That means we're getting a trip back to Chicago sooner rather than later.

Also revealed in the results was one of the reasons Assassin's Creed will be waiting a year for the next big release. There was "A slower launch than expected for Assassin's Creed Syndicate, in an exceptionally fierce competitive environment." Unity's initial technical problems clearly had a long standing effect on the series and despite Syndicate being excellent, people haven't forgotten Arno's adventures. This has obviously had an effect on the sales of the series' trip to London town. A proper upgrade will be much appreciated.

The quarterly announcement also revealed €561.8 million in sales and an increase in Ubi's digital sales. There has also been a 'strong comeback' when it comes to multiplayer with the success of Rainbow Six Siege. Ubi president Yves Guillemot is also clearly feeling good about the launch of our journey to apocalyptic New York. "The Division - whose recent closed beta exceeded all of our expectations - is set to be one of the largest launches of a new brand in the history of the video game industry." So just a small release then.

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.