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