Ubisoft confirms new Assassin's Creed for next year
- Posted November 8th, 2011 at 22:30 EDT by Don Oliveira
- 3 Comments
In a conference call with investors today, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced that the company plans to continue its annual release of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, with a new game slated for launch next year. However, no additional details were given.
In slightly less predictable news, Guillemot also stated that pre-orders for the soon to be released Assassin’s Creed: Revelations are “significantly higher than last year,” although, Ubisoft is predicting Revelations will see a “double digit decline” in sales compared to Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood.
Gamasutra had the scoop after attending the conference call, and quoted Guillemot as saying “We want to be careful and prudent, but we have high expectations for the product.”
So what do you think? Can higher pre-orders for Revelations lead to lower sales? Is Assassin’s Creed reaching the point of market saturation? Let us know what you think in the comments sections below.
- 6:22pm EST - November 8th, 2011
Im planning on picking this one up but didnt pre-order it. They are making me nervouse by releasing an AC every year but so far they have delivered a great experience every time. Hopefully this trend continues.
- 4:19am EST - November 9th, 2011
I think with an anual release, they are pushing their luck. Yes, they have been lucky with brotherhood and i am sure that revelations will push the envolope even further.
Unfortunately, anual releases lead to the fact that there is too much new stuff coming out, while at the same time no proper support for the old titles. If there are major issues, they can be corrected, but the fact that DLC playes a large role nowadays, one could have expected a little more.
This is the end of a trilogy of which i have only Assassins Creed II. I plan on picking up Brotherhood when a Complete Edition arrives and plan to do the same when Revelations reaches that point, so I will always be a year behind.
Adding insult to injury, this title is not going to have it easy, certainly as far as consoles go, with Halo Aniversary, Uncharted 3, BattleField 3 and ModernWarfare 3, they certainly have their work cut out for them, to provide a certain amount of motivation to pick up yet another full priced product.
- 10:11am EST - November 9th, 2011
Although I don't like the idea of annual Assassin's Creed releases, I believe Ubisoft has a very fair reason for doing so; Revelations is the end of the Ezio trilogy, and I believe next year's instalment will be Assassin's Creed III, then end of the 'original trilogy' (that being including Brotherhood and Revelations within the Assassin's Creed II saga). As the series takes place in 2012, it's only logical to wrap up the story next year.
Although I'd have liked to have seen a break between the end of Ezio's story, and Assassin's Creed III, I'm very understanding of Ubisoft's reasoning, and after the next instalment I believe Assassin's Creed games are expected to come out much less frequently, so anyone complaining can just avoid the game altogether, or go do some research before they make such a big fuss about it.
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