No matter how you feel towards the Assassin’s Creed franchise, the game has become an annual staple of our lives, much like Call of Duty. So like any other franchise, Ubisoft proclaimed they are determined to make a new Assassin’s Creed game every year. Staying true to their promise, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced they currently have three games in development. While no other details were released he went on to say,
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.
To keep from becoming stale, Ubisoft is committed to providing resources to offer a different experience with each game. By tweaking the formula, the game can change drastically which will keep the franchise fresh, alive and most importantly keep the fans coming back for more. Gulliemot continued,
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.
It is a well known fact, the franchise has been created by numerous groups of people from several of Ubisoft’s Montreal teams, with various groups heading the development of the game’s campaign, as the satellite studios are responsible for the multiplayer and missions. So far their formula has worked. Footage from the Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag shown at E3 looks vastly different from previous games; from taking place in the Caribbean sea to introducing a brand new assassin who seems to have been raised by a pirate. One can say, as long as Ubisoft continues to reinvent themselves, these next three games will continue to keep us satisfied.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, will release on October 29th for PC, PS3, PS4 Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.