Assassin’s Creed 4: the franchise is “relevant”, Ubisoft justifies yearly sequels

Thursday, 2 May 2013 13:19 GMT By Dave Cook

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag creative director Jean Guesdon has stated that his team has proven that the franchise is relevant, and that it justifies yearly sequels. However, he admitted that the brand still has a long way to go.

Speaking with OXM, Guesdon said, “I think we have proven that this franchise is relevant, and that it has a long way to go. Our job as developers of this new opus is to surprise players and bringing fresh, different ideas, while at the same time ensuring that what makes AC such a stand-out franchise remains intact.

“With the scale and scope of the world we are building, the completely new setting, the new gameplay mechanics, and our new characters (both our hero and his supporting cast), we are definitely on track to get the job done and avoid fatigue altogether.”

When asked if his team feared competition from fellow sandbox games GTA 5 and Ubisoft’s own Watch Dogs, Guesdon replied, “We are actually really excited to play those games – both of their universes offer something fresh and different! But when it comes to what we’re doing, we believe our promise and setting are very different from both of those games.”

What do you think? Is Ubisoft’s cyclical approach to Assassin’s Creed wearing thin, or are you still hungry for more white-robed shenanigans? Let us know below.