Ubisoft has confirmed a sequel to Watch Dogs is in the works and will be released before the end of the next financial year, on 31 March 2017. The news comes as part of the company's latest financial report and alongside the announcement that the Assassin's Creed series will take a break in 2016.

Under a heading for Ubisoft's initial targets for 2016-2017, it reads: "In 2016-17 the company expects to achieve sales of around €1,700 million, non-IFRS operating income of approximately €230m and strong free cash flow generation.

"Ubisoft will launch a very high-quality line-up, including For Honor, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, the next instalment of Watch Dogs, and a new high-potential AAA brand with strong digital live services. Growth also will be driven by further increases in revenues for the digital segment and the back catalogue."

All the other games mentioned were announced last summer during Ubisoft's E3 press conference, and have been expected to release in 2016 or 2017.

Watch Dogs launched in 2014 after a succession of delays and sold extremely well, selling a likely 10m million units (based on this report) by the end of its year of release. It is an open-world game built around a gameplay mechanic that allowed the player to interact with the web-connected infrastructure of the city of Chicago.

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