Ubisoft chief refuses to confirm Assassin’s Creed break

Monday, 12th July 2010 19:03 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has refused to confirm that Assassin’s Creed will be taking a break next year.

This comes after Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood producer Jean-Francois Boivin was quoted by Eurogamer last week as saying the series would be taking a breather in 2011.

Guillemot unceremoniously blocked the talk, however.

“The decision is not theirs,” he said in an earnings call following the release of the firm’s FYQ1 financial results today.

“It would not be right to comment right now.”

Back in March, Splinter Cell: Conviction’s creative director Maxime Béland said that yearly series outings on big Ubisoft IPs like Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell were on the way.

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood releases on November 16 in the US and November 19 in the UK for PS3, 360 and PC.

Thanks, Gamepro.



  1. The Hindle

    Wow this guy really is a moron, if he forces them to make another in a year the ip will be dead pretty soon. No wonder Patrice left.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. sweetasman01

    What a douche! I agree with The Hindle.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Hunam

    Guillemot changes his mind every 4 seconds to be honest. One day he wants yearly releases the next he wants a 3 year cycle.

    But he should see the curious case of Infinity Ward if he wants to find out what pushing developers does after awhile.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. OrphanageExplosion

    You can have a three year cycle and yearly releases of course – you just need three teams :)

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Wow, that was pretty harsh. He’s obviously been attending the Bobby Kotick school of Wankerness.

    Nothing kills the average series dead more quickly than yearly updates. And yes, Call of Duty and FIFA somehow manage to pull it off, but they’re the exception, not the rule. The world of Assassin’s Creed is large and complex and needs time, I don’t want it to end up like Prince of Persia.

    #5 5 years ago

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