As announced by IGN, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has confirmed the next Assassin’s Creed as in-development, with a new team, new hero, and a new setting, and will release sometime before April 2014.
“It is the benefit of multiple teams working on multiple chapters of the product,” Guillemot said, “each getting several years to make their versions of an Assassin’s Creed game.”
While we don’t know which “new” team is working on the new Assassin’s Creed and whether what consoles it will be available for, we also know through IGN that Guillemot and Ubisoft are preparing for the next-generation of consoles while working on current platforms:
“We’ll make sure that we unlock the potential of the new machines when they will be around… We will continue to develop on older platforms, for sure… but the majority of our time and talent [will go] toward taking advantage of those new possibilities.”
Also, on cost and development:
“The number of customers to grow a lot, justifying larger investments in the future… I think the cost will continue to rise because the potential in front of us is huge… The power the machines have is helping to make it easier to develop on. At the same time, the potential offered is enabling us to do a lot more.”
What do you think of Ubisoft moving onto a new time period by next year? Is it a surprise, considering how well Assassin’s Creed III has been critically (our very own Chad Awkerman gave it a 8.0), financially (ACIII made major, major profit, especially in its first week), and that DLC like The Tyranny of King Washington are still being released?
Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned to DualShockers.com for more news.