Expect Plenty More Assassin’s Creed Games in the Future
It seems we can expect another Assassin’s Creed game next year, as Ubisoft say the franchise’s annual release schedule made Assassin’s Creed 3 possible.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Assassin’s Creed 3’s creative director Alex Hutchinson hit back at criticism saying the series has become stale.
We have multiple groups now working [on the series]. We started this one in January 2010, the same time as Brotherhood and before Revelations. The core team on this one has been working at it for almost three years, which is something you can almost never get in the industry these days – it’s too expensive, too risky. So we need the other projects to support that kind of development – these big jumps.
It’s funny, people say it’s about how often you release new entries, but I really think it’s about how good they are.
Also, the beauty of Assassin’s is that if you do it right it’s kind of a new IP. It’s still about navigation and combat, but it’s a brand new hero, brand new setting, brand new fantasy. It really is as close as you could get to a big budget new IP late in the hardware cycle.
When asked about whether Assassin’s Creed 3 could result in spin-off titles, similar to Brotherhood and Revelations, Hutchinson said:
It took up 18 months in terms of casting actors, building 20 or 30 versions of the outfit… just working on all these things to get it right, so it’s not something you can do quickly.
Activision’s Call of Duty series manages to break records every year but can Ubisoft do the same with the more singleplayer focused Assassin’s Creed? Can you ever have too much of a good thing? Tell us what you think.