The next game in the franchise, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, is still a week away from release, yet Ubisoft has already confirmed that gamers will be getting another AC game for next year.
This isn’t exactly a new discovery, as there have been indications that we would get another Assassin’s Creed in 2012, but this is the first official confirmation that it’s happening. During a conference call with investors, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced that:
“There will be another great, full-fledged Assassin’s Creed title next year…It will be another major release and we will be communicating more about it in the coming months.”
When he says ‘major’ I’m assuming that means, it’s not going to be a portable game or any type of DLC, but a full-on console game. Sadly, that’s all he had to say on the matter, and didn’t give any details. I’m sure that after a couple months, when all the reviews and fervor have calmed down from the release of Revelations, is when they’ll talk about the next game. That way all of the events and story will still be fresh in people’s minds.
Though in last month’s Eurogamer a couple hints were dropped:
“In Assassin’s Creed we set up a timeline with this whole end of the world plot of December 2012….That’s fast approaching, and the story we have to tell, we obviously need to do it before we arrive at that point.”
So this the push to release another new game, so soon, at least makes some sense. I have a strong feeling that this latest title will in fact be Assassin’s Creed III and won’t have a subtitle. I also wouldn’t be surprised if this makes an appearance on the Wii U either, since Ubisoft announced they’d have an AC title for the new console in 2012. The next game is also supposed to end Desmond’s (the character players have been following) story, and as such, Ubisoft has stated that they expect AC releases to have a larger gap between them in the future.
That’s for the best, because these aren’t like sports titles that can just be pumped out year after year. Eventually they’re going to lose some of their charm. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that Desmond’s tale ends in phenomenal fashion.