Tencent recently made a 5% stake in Ubisoft, and as a result of that deal has plans to release a few of its games on mobile in China.
While that might not prove very exciting to us westerners initially, bear in mind that Tencent has released games over here. The best example of this is PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which began life as a Chinese exclusive, but later launched everywhere.
So it might turn out to be a very good thing, but which Ubisoft games could we see on mobile? Well, it turns out that the priority is on titles that have multiplayer and esports potential. Oh, and RPGs as well.
Tencent has acquired a 5% stake in Ubisoft and will publish its games on mobile in China
Speaking to The Esports Observer, a spokesperson said:
“We’re first looking at games in genres that have proven successful in China. So, we’re starting by considering games with multiplayer elements and esports potential, and also games with RPG mechanics.”
As soon as you read that, a few games in particular do spring to mind. We’d put our money right away on Rainbow Six: Siege and For Honor, but it also leaves the door wide open for the likes of The Division or Ghost Recon.
Those hoping for a proper Assassins Creed or Far Cry on mobile will likely feel disappointed. But still, there’s enormous potential for some exciting Ubisoft games coming to Android soon.