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It’d be stupid to ignore the fan’s need for Assassin’s Creed says Ubisoft

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What, socks again? The festive season is usually predictable, with bad gifts, vaalie invasions at the coast and the same franchises releasing new games every year. But for Assassin’s Creed, they’d have to be “very stupid” to not release a new game every year.

“We are able to offer people a new Assassin’s Creed every year because they want Assassin’s Creed every year,” Ubisoft’s VP of creative Lionel Raynaud said to Edge.

As long as this is true we would be very stupid to not satisfy this need, but it puts a lot of pressure on us to create something that will never disappoint.

It needs to keep the series core values and we need to really make sure that we have a good, high level understanding of what it is to be an Assassin. We have to make sure we always deliver a better feel and overall experience every time while still bringing something that they haven’t seen before that’s consistent with being an Assassin in the world we’ve created.

This annual plan includes current-gen consoles, with a game or two on the way. While Raynaud wouldn’t comment on the rumoured Assassin’s Creed: Comet, he did say that “we want to be able to provide games to people who are playing on these consoles.”

Comet is reportedly launching at the same time as the new-gen only Assassin’s Creed: Unity. There’s still plenty of life left in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, so it’s nice to see some support for those consoles continue as that generation starts to slowly wrap up.

Last Updated: March 31, 2014

37 Comments

  1. As long as they’re average at worst then people won’t complain too much.

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    • Umar hearts Grandia

      March 31, 2014 at 14:12

      Yeah, slap a new hoodie on, few more weapons, people will eat it up

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      • Skyblue

        March 31, 2014 at 14:13

        Sequence on the hoodie now.

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        • Umar hearts Grandia

          March 31, 2014 at 14:13

          Dat embroidery!

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    • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

      March 31, 2014 at 14:54

      I am enjoying Black Flag a lot… As long as the quality is there I don’t see why not.

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      • Eric

        March 31, 2014 at 15:16

        Agreed. It’s not the same as with COD, as AC needs to actually expand on the story for people to stay interested seeing as it’s mainly an SP game.

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        • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

          March 31, 2014 at 15:18

          I actually hope they keep working their way till the pass our timeline and it become a futuristic settings too.

          This whole franchise has SO much potential and I think Ubisoft has the integrity to deliver!

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 31, 2014 at 15:21

            It could tie into DX. There was an Abstergo-themed level in Far Cry 3 too.

          • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

            March 31, 2014 at 15:23

            So many possibilities!

            That said… I can’t wait for more news on Cyberpunk 2077 either! o/

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 31, 2014 at 15:28

            Yes, I want to know MOAR!

  2. Umar hearts Grandia

    March 31, 2014 at 14:11

    And as such we will never see much new games 🙂 I do however have high hopes for Child of Light

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 31, 2014 at 14:12

      It’s thing like annual AC games that allow them the freedom to make games like Child of Light.

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      • Umar hearts Grandia

        March 31, 2014 at 14:13

        That comes every 5 years?

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        • Skyblue

          March 31, 2014 at 14:14

          Yeah but every now an then we get a Dead Space. Then those games get sequels which deteriorate exponentially

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          • Umar hearts Grandia

            March 31, 2014 at 14:15

            True true. There was a time when AC was fresh too

          • Skyblue

            March 31, 2014 at 14:17

            And it was glorious to behold… then

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          March 31, 2014 at 14:17

          Big publishers are risk averse. They’re not going to gamble on new games every year while people are still happy buying sequels.

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          • Umar hearts Grandia

            March 31, 2014 at 14:19

            I don’t blame them either. It’s not their fault. but the market that they’re in. Where a single failed game could spell doom for your company. You are very right in that AC allows them to experiment with new games. But I think this just proves how toxic this industry really is

  3. Skyblue

    March 31, 2014 at 14:12

    Hmmm, I haven’t “wanted” nor played Ass Creed since AC2. Haven’t even purchased that new Johnny Depp one.

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 31, 2014 at 14:14

      Same

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      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        March 31, 2014 at 14:29

        I’ve got it, due to lack of launch games but I was completely surprised at how good Black Flag is. Return to glory I think. However the combat has been stripped down from AC3 in terms of types of weapons available which is only swords and guns. AC3 had quite a selection of different weapons and awesome combat animations.

        Still, I thoroughly enjoyed AC4. Wait for it to come on PS+ :))

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        • Hammersteyn

          March 31, 2014 at 14:43

          Will do, or rather buy it cheaply

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    • Johan du Preez

      March 31, 2014 at 14:55

      I pirated it to check it out and was bored after 20 minutes.

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  4. Hammersteyn

    March 31, 2014 at 14:15

    It’s the same saturation as with sports game,COD and BF. I will maybe buy one every four years or so then.

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    • Skyblue

      March 31, 2014 at 14:19

      I do the same but on a 2yr basis with FIFA. Waiting to see how this new UFC title pans out and I might finally consider getting a PS4.

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    • Kensei Seraph

      March 31, 2014 at 14:24

      I think that the next AC game I will get is the Ninja/Japan version, but
      they’ve already said it’s not going to happen any time soon and by the
      time it’s released the AC games will likely be stale.

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      • Skyblue

        March 31, 2014 at 14:31

        Kak story! They just make any game in any time period then slap an AC label on it to ensure sails (see what I did there?)

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        • Rince

          March 31, 2014 at 14:31

          Nice.

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          • Hammersteyn

            March 31, 2014 at 14:44

            Will wait for Assassins Creed : Asterix and Obelix then

          • Dutch Matrix

            March 31, 2014 at 14:56

            Only if Cacofonix is the Assassin.

          • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

            March 31, 2014 at 15:21

            lol, AND NO!

          • Dutch Matrix

            March 31, 2014 at 15:31

            Come on. He will slay his enemies with his voice! Plus that lyre/harp/thingy is the perfect secret weapon!

          • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

            March 31, 2014 at 15:37

            Aye, but most people avoid him, so he can’t get close to perform hidden blade SNIK

          • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

            March 31, 2014 at 15:38

            Or AC: Rome (just waaaaaayyyyy before Ezio)

  5. Kensei Seraph

    March 31, 2014 at 14:20

    I’d rather they take 3 ~ 4 years and make a truly amazing game rather than release a CoDified copy, paste job every year.

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    • Umar hearts Grandia

      March 31, 2014 at 14:21

      As trev mentioned , it’s quite a huge gamble. It’s sad, I feel Ubi has a shizz lot to offer, but they can’t really because it would be too risky

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  6. El Capitan del Blade

    March 31, 2014 at 14:28

    The Problem is, The longer Time between sequels, The less hype from the General populace.

    Look at Bioshock Infinite. It was a financial Flop for 2K. As Spectacular as the game Was, It took the team Too long to develop, which translated in lackluster sales. Look at Farcry 3, Fantastic Game, amazing, actually, but know Ubisoft is forced to churn out Farcry 4 Will it be as good? probably not, Will it sell? Definately. Some one else linked it in comments on another post, but everyone should watch this video: http://youtu.be/Cxhs-GLE29Q

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