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Assassin’s Creed series getting two releases in 2014 – report

Thursday, 19 December 2013 13:53 GMT By Dave Cook

Ubisoft is reportedly working on two Assassin’s Creed projects for 2014.

Examiner reports that sources close to the matter stated that the first project is for PS4 and Xbox One only, while the second is for last-gen formats, including PS3 and Xbox 360.

The sources also claimed that the series strategy is being reviewed moving forward.

Meanwhile, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag – Freedom Cry has been delayed on PC for additional polish. Hit the link for more details.

Via CVG.

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28 Comments

  1. aseddon130

    a crap one for last generation, a better one for current gen.

    makes sense.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. zoopdeloop

    milk it out Ubi and when you’re done with it go after Watch Dogs which is pretty much the same thing :P

    #2 1 year ago
  3. KineticCalvaria

    Probably one for Vita too…

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Dragon

    @KC,
    I hope, but seems doubtful to me.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. KineticCalvaria

    @4, Well there was the rumour about Rising Phoenix and I think Liberation did well enough to warrant a sequel. (I actually haven’t played it).

    Speaking of which, the last gen releases wouldn’t be the Liberation HD ports would they?

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Dragon

    @KC,
    AC Vita did better than any Ubi Wii U game, so its sucks in a way.

    Although I definitely hope you are correct. ACL was one of a kind game on Vita, definitely like to see more AC on Vita.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    What I’d love to see going forward is a main title every two years. It would give them a lot more time to grow and expand each game, and improve mechanics (like the combat) that desperately need an overhaul.

    In between each main release, they could release spin-offs that tackle other genres or digital titles that are smaller in scope. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is a perfect example of how well the latter works.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. monkeygourmet

    @Ireland

    Def agree RE Blood Dragon. I would love to see more vide games do ‘Treehouse of horror’ style spin offs, it’s a great way to mess with things without destroying the main canon.

    @5

    AC on The Vita is pretty poor. It’s just a bit too ambitious for the platform IMO. Wonky frame rate, sparse world (compared to other titles), more of an experiment than a good game.

    It might be better on the PS3 re-release if they can sort out a few things.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    @8 I wouldn’t want them to go crazy and off the wall like they did with Blood Dragon, but they could do… say… smaller, one city games with a shorter play time. A different character, or old locations at a different point in time, but released at a lower price tag. There’s plenty of ways they could go with this.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Hcw87

    This is a rare case where sequels actually get better over time. AC3 was superior to AC1+2, and AC4 is superior to AC3.

    Brotherhood/revelations etc are better than AC1 and 2, but not as good as 3.

    The latter games have had far far more content and stuff to do than the previous ones, i hope they’ll keep that going.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. KineticCalvaria

    @10, Nah AC Revelations and AC3 were low points, the series has now come back with AC:BF which is a vast improvement over the bore fest that was AC3.

    AC2 and Brotherhood were probably the strongest entries before Black Flag in my opinion and to be honest it’s different enough to be a separate franchise.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Ireland Michael

    I must be the only one who thinks that AC3 was a phenomenal reinvention of the franchise, and the best entry of the series to date. I love everything about it, including the lead character.

    For me, Brotherhood was the *low* point of the series. I hated the whole single city thing, and the story didn’t engage me in the slightest.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. monkeygourmet

    @12

    Wow, yeah I think you are in the minority there! :)

    AC2 was the high point for me, closely followed by Black Flag. I thought 3 was pretty poor with some dubious design choices.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. KineticCalvaria

    @12, that does surprise me.

    I think it’s mostly just the setting for me, I was never excited over the native american aspect of AC3 but I’ve always loved the renaissance era of AC2 and Brotherhood. The architecture for instance is just so much more interesting.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. fihar

    @12
    The mission design was rather shit to be honest.
    I get the impression that Ubisoft wanted to cram as much historical events as possible without caring whether it would actually work or not, such as Paul Revere’s Ride and the Boston Tea Party.
    The one where you had to babysit a rampaging French-Canadian chef through the city stood out in particular.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Sylrissa

    Every one has their own personal opinions on them, but I found AC3 to be one of the worst in the series, I didn’t enjoy the setting nor the character in it, but to each their own.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    @14 I love Native American history. It’s something I’ve been interested in since I was a kid, and I have personal ties with people who are natives. Its a big thing for me, so that probably added a lot to the experience for me that a lot of people might not have felt.

    AC3 is probably the first games I’ve ever played that actually treated it with any real level of authenticity and sincerity. Its something that’s very easy to get wrong.

    I loved not being constricted to just climbing buildings anymore either. The outdoor setting was hugely refreshing, and I just got totally lost in it.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. monkeygourmet

    @17

    I’ve got you this for Christmas, it’s real classy:

    http://www.bradford.co.uk/products/1700161001_indian-head-nickel-watch.html

    :)

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Ireland Michael

    @18 Oh god, the irony of the nature of that product is pretty amazing.

    Thanks anyway. =P

    #19 1 year ago
  20. monkeygourmet

    @19

    I know, that website is worth a browse for sheer hilarity! :)

    #20 1 year ago
  21. bradk825

    My guess is Liberation for console, plus AC5.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. bradk825

    @12 I liked 3 just fine and I don’t know what all the fuss was about. But 2 was my favourite I think. We’ll see how 4 goes, I’m just getting started, but I love taking out other ships, that’s for sure. So far though, when I see a figate I have to say “frig it.” See what I did there?

    #22 1 year ago
  23. k1llabeast

    Ubisoft: “Don’t mind us guys! We’re just pulling off an EA!”

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Ireland Michael

    @2 Hur Hur. =P

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Legendaryboss

    @21
    Just about say that.

    Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD.
    Assassin’s Creed 5: Subtitle.

    Add in a mobile tie in as well.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Legendaryboss

    Should add that it wouldn’t be difficult to achieve this with multiple teams they have on this franchises similar to COD.

    BUT that has its side effects such as slow decline.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. ddtd

    @17 – I agree. Overall, I think moved the series in a much better direction, and I am in that minority that liked Connor as well. Also, the messy relationships and the not-at-all black and white nature of the Assassin/Templar conflict was really well done.

    My only complaints are the pacing of the story and missions. Some of the transitions between scenes, scenes and gameplay, and periods of time felt either rushed or just badly edited. Also, the side quests were really weird and didn’t felt disconnected from the rest of the game.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. gameloversure

    Good article on assassins creed provides extra details on the series . I guess we have to wait for to see what they got for their customers and fans. I have also done an article on the same topic here
    http://surfthelist.com/assassins-creed-2014/

    #28 1 year ago

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    Tripwire Interactive has released a new batch of screenshots for Killing Floor 2. The screens show various weapons as well as a variety of Zeds ready to tear you to shreds. Killing Floor 2 is slated for release this year on PC and PlayStation 4. It will also be made available for SteamOS.

  • Hatred is now available for pre-order, new video released

    Hatred is now available for pre-order through the game’s official website. There are two editions to choose from: Digital version with the official game soundtrack for €16.66; or the Digital version with the game soundtrack and a T-shirt for €36.66. The second edition is limited to 1,485 units. Hatred, which was handed an AO rating […]

  • This The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D TV spot is sort of creepy

    With The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D arriving on the first Friday the 13th of the year, it’s only fitting Nintendo would release a slightly creepy TV spot for it. The game’s concept is rather dark, and while it the commercial isn’t too creeptastic, for as short as it is the message is conveyed […]

  • GTA 5 “documentary” chronicles the life of a Tennis Pro

    Here’s another user created video featuring footage from GTA 5, but this one is a documentary instead of crazy stunts, mayhem and face-plants. Created by Bombastic Gamer Films, the documentary delves into the life of Tennis Pro Andreas Schmovakovic, who is both the “greatest player in the world, and the worst.” It’s rather good honestly. […]

  • World of Tanks Xbox 360 updated with console exclusive Pacific Island map, JapaneseChi-Nu Kai tank

    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been updated with a new and exclusive console-only map called “Pacific Island”, which also comes with a Japanese tank. Players will be able to wreck havoc in their very own Japanese Chi-Nu Kai tank, which ca be picked up through the in-game store for Tier 5. It tank […]

  • Here’s the first trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

    Roll 7 has released the first trailer for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood. Gameplay in the second outing will include ramps, jumps and hills, allowing for plenty of air and split level routes. It comes with a deeper combo system with Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The ‘Tricktionary’ has also been updated with new […]

  • Learn all about the single-player mode in this Evolve video

    A video showing off the single-player portion of Evolve has been released by 2K and Turtle Rock. All content in the game can be played in either online multiplayer or offline in single-player. The video below contains two matches of Defend mode played from both the Monster and Hunter perspective. AI obviously takes on the […]

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U update comes with 15 extra stages

    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]