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Three Assassin’s Creed titles in the works, says Ubisoft boss

Friday, 14 June 2013 16:15 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Ubisoft has three Assassin’s Creed games in development, all part of its annual release plan for the franchise.

Speaking with Kotaku at E3, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said the teams creating the games are given enough time to create the different iterations, which he said helps curb franchise fatigue.

“We are making sure the teams who are creating the different iterations have enough time—two years, three years, so that they can take risk and they can change the concept enough so that it can be appealing and fresh,” he said. ‘Our job is to make sure the teams have enough power, enough energy and enough time to take the necessary steps to create a high quality game.”

While Guillemot didn’t mention any game by name, or numeral for that matter, it’s presumed one of those is Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag which releases in the fall.

The other two we can assume are Assassin’s Creed 5 for 2014 and Assassin’s Creed 6 for 2015. Unless a separate handheld, mobile, online, or Brotherhood 2 title is in development.

Ubisoft’s multi-studio approach, is what makes all of this possible.

“Really, what we see is that we can have the capacity to regularly come with innovation,” Guillemot said. “That is, for me, the formula: if you can really change the game on a regular basis and bring in innovation your fans want a product very regularly. Our job is to make sure the teams have enough power, enough energy and enough time to take the necessary steps to create a high quality game.”

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is due on PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360 in late October and early November. PS4 and Xbox One versions are due alongside the consoles.

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30 Comments

  1. TrickyAudio

    Christ alive

    #1 2 years ago
  2. locus2k1

    AC6 – Assassins Fatigued?

    All jokes aside I’m sure there is still a market out there for the game, it’s just I personally am looking forward to watch dogs and the division now to the point I will stop playing AC now.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Max Payne

    Well I think after they drop current gen consoles , we will get major refresh so that will be enough for people to buy it again :D

    #3 2 years ago
  4. NeutralBlade

    I figure the last two AC titles are 5, then an expansion title for 5; similar to what Black Flag is to AC 4. They will probably save AC 6 for 2016. One thing is for sure, is that there’s more AC on the way.

    I haven’t played the series yet myself. I’ll probably skip over the first title, and start with AC2.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. silkvg247

    http://gifs.gifbin.com/1237466918_cows.gif

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Dark

    Not just AC , i think watch dogs will get milked every year.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Gheritt White

    Oh hush. I’m absolutely fine with more s’Creed, so as as it returns to its runny-jumpy-climby-stabby roots.

    And as we all know, what *I* want is all that really matters.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. mickey2002

    They should do bi-annually AC one year, Watch Dogs the next (if that IP sets off) <_<

    #8 2 years ago
  9. monkeygourmet

    So it’s either this or used games Cliffy? What a tool…

    #9 2 years ago
  10. ChameleonX

    Goddamn enough already!

    How about another 3rd person Rayman platformer? I loved Rayman 2!!

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    Assassins Creed – The Call Of duty of action-adventure-platforming

    It was always mediocre POS since the first game. Although the second game when Desilet made one is still the best in the series.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. redwood

    ubi.. what are you doing.. UBI!!…stahp!!!

    #12 2 years ago
  13. manamana

    Hah! And we are told why the heck we shouldn’t sell our games, when they are flooding us with halfbaked, soulless games. Yeah, Cliffster B. you are full of shit. Take a deep look at how nintendo is developing keeper-games, not this rushed garbage.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. DSB

    @13 Sing it brotha

    Three games. Man, that’s just pathetic. A lot of creative bankruptcy going around.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. NiceFellow

    Having had the displeasure of playing AC3 all I can say is…

    …right into the fucking ground

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Mjorh

    My favorite franchise is fucked up!

    #16 2 years ago
  17. YoungZer0

    @7: That won’t happen. They will keep forcing shit into this tired franchise instead of taking the risk of inventing a new game title.

    I bet it went like this at Ubisoft:

    “Oh man, I got an idea for an awesome pirate game with naval battle and all that!”
    “Cool, we could put that into Assassin’s Creed 3!”
    “Tha- that’s not how I meant it.”

    #17 2 years ago
  18. yeoung

    We’re making them create open world games within the span of a year, every year, but franchise fatique is not going to affect Assassins Creed, oh no.

    I got out after Brotherhood, though admittedly the franchise piqued at ACII.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. BD

    I’m glad he’s honest.

    He essentially confirms that the story is not important, and will obviously never end, because one game has to be released per year.

    Hence, playing the games is essentially pointless, as the main plot will never really resolve.

    I can stop playing.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Bloobat

    This better include a new Vita game, I gather the liberation sold well so I don’t see why not!

    #20 2 years ago
  21. elizajacobs90

    Me and my brother love this game. All the characters are intriguing and the way they room all-over the place and use their stealth abilities during the battle is phenomenal! The Assassins Creed 3 Jacket is my favorite and it has got to be! Ubisoft has surely come up with something very special with its franchise of Assassins Creed.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. vicrysty

    Personally I have to buy all games will appear (exactly what I wanted to occur each year). I hope next to be held in ancient Rome. (Coliseum, I see him as never seen in any game so far). Those who complain that this game occurs each year, and we should take a break you do not understand. Franchise this really is the best constant quality, not more comparable to Call of Duty (Assassin’s Creed is superior, far more than other franchises). Ubisoft brought me great news, I hope to continue to bring this fantastic game every year. Personal thank you and I do not forget next in ancient Rome.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. NinJe

    @4
    Do not skip AC1. I really enjoyed it, I played AC 1 and 2 back to back and in many ways I enjoyed AC1 more than AC2.

    I just hope they bring naval multiplayer to the next game after black flag, one team per ship with as many ships as they can cope with on next gen consoles.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. machy

    that’s called PLANNING … and if the market wants AC every year it’s their job to make sure it happens (Y)

    BTW i stopped after brotherhood

    #24 2 years ago
  25. misterfister

    @4 I skipped AC1, went to AC2, skipped Brotherhood, played Revelations and played AC3. I got so bored of Ezio especially in Revelations he was a tired old man. Connor was a douche with no excitement. AC3 had many new things for the series and I believe AC3 was a test dummy for AC4. They are so similar, but AC4 should bring improvements on where AC3 killed our hopes.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. misterfister

    @22 Couldn’t agree more. COD is a bandwagon game and people who complain AC is too similar are the ones who buy COD every year. Annually it is the best franchise out there.

    Rome interests me, so does a Spartan AC. Fuedal Japan is popular, if we can get past guns maybe WWI or WWII (though not likely). Wild West is just too… idk expected? Wouldn’t really care to see that. There is a Russian Assassin that would be interesting. Africa would be cool, instead of a tomahawk or dual swords he would have a spear and jungles and safaris with gorillas and lions. I’d like most to see Sparta, only I hope the Assassin would come back to tell the tale of the 300 who fought to the death and he would eventually lead the Greeks to kill Xerxes.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. hw4747ut

    I personally think ACIII was the best so far. The fighting gameplay was superior to ACII when you had to hit someone unrealisticly with a sword 10 times to kill them. And in ACIII you flow from kill to kill. In the future I would hope for a civil war game. With a black assassin trying to free his brothers.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Lounds

    how about a true Prince of Persia game. two thrones was the last good PoP game.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Crusader_Prophet

    I enjoy ac regardless. It’s a unique way of revisiting history. I don’t care which era is it as long as there is a compelling story line and an intriguing character. Most likely ac5 would be set in late 18th century Indian sub continent with Napoleon, King Ranjit Singh, Tipu Sultan, gen Jean Allard, lead assassin Arbaaz Mir and modern day protagonist Jot Soora whose dead fiancee Monima Das is the real descendant of Arbaaz.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. SplatteredHouse

    Modern corporate espionage/plotting rival angle, Ubi. That could be fun for AC.

    #30 1 year ago

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  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

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  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

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  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

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  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

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  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

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  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

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  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

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  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

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  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

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    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

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  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

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  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

    Mortal Kombat X will be releasing on mobile devices in some form, just not the one you except. Mortal Kombat X is coming to Android and iOS devices as an extension of the main game. It will launch in April alongside the console versions. The mobile game will be part card collecting and part fighting […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

    Kojima Productions will unveil something about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday. Metal Gear Solid fans should standby for a Phantom Pain-related announcement on Wednesday, March 4. According to developer Kojima Productions’ Twitter, there’s going to be an announcement at 2pm GMT on Wednesday. The developer posted the following image. The image […]

  • Reader survey: time to let us get to know you better!

    We’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this survey about the websites you read and the games you buy. It massively helps! You can fill out the survey right here and obviously all the information you supply is confidential. It helps us build a better picture of the people who read our site […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

    Voice actor and Hollywood writer David Hayter discusses the differences between movies and games. And politely declines my leading question. “It might be fun to do a crazy, over-the-top film version of Saint’s Row.” Yeah, that headline is a bit cheap but you’re reading the work of a man who once asked the maker of […]

  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]

  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

    Free-to-play 3DS title Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded over 1 million times. As a reward for playing the match-3 puzzle game Nintendo has gifted players a Complexity -1 item for free. The item reduces the difficulty of a level, according to Eurogamer. By all accounts Pokemon Shuffle is a cynical game with poorly implemented microtransactions. […]