Here we go again, being all psychic with our podcasts. During The GamerSushi Show Episode 11, we got into a discussion regarding the one-year gap between Assassin’s Creed 2 and Brotherhood (which I can confirm is awesome) and the possibility that Ubisoft is looking at the historical murder-simulator as a potential Call of Duty emulator. Turns out that this is exactly what the France-based developer has planned.
In a chat with European news site MCV, Ubisoft’s EMEA markerting and sales chief Geoffroy Sardin confirmed that 2011 will bestow upon us another “big game” in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Book-ending this reveal is the little tidbit that Brotherhood was the fastest selling title in Europe for Ubisoft, and the series has cracked a total of 20 million titles moved, so very impressive for the franchise that most people weren’t too fond of at the outset.
While the sales figures are remarkable, what about that new game? Mr. Sardin dropped this little line near the end of the interview:
“Yes, Yves [Guillemot, Ubisoft CEO] mentioned it last week in our financials – and more details will be forthcoming. But what I can say is that next year we will have another big Assassin’s Creed game.”
So there you have it, confirmation from Ubisoft themselves that Assassin’s Creed will be a yearly affair. As much as I like the games, there’s something about Assassin’s Creed that makes it unfit, in my mind, for a yearly cycle. It might be the fact that there’s just way too much to do in the game, or the inevitability that you will be Metroided every single game to give each title a sense of progression. What do you guys think? Is a yearly Assassin’s Creed something you’re jonesing for? Where would you like to see the series go next?
Source – MCV