Next Assassin's Creed will explore a new time period, coming FY 2014
- Posted February 7th, 2013 at 13:23 EDT by Kyle Prahl
- 4 Comments
During Ubisoft's quarterly earnings call earlier today, CEO Yves Guillemot announced that a new Assassin's Creed game - featuring a new protagonist and setting - will be released during the 2014 fiscal year.
The release window is about as vague as they come, but history suggests that the developer and publisher may be prepping the title for launch during the 2013 holiday season. While the game's title is unknown, it's probably safe to refer to it as "Assassin's Creed 4" for now, given that it won't be an offshoot story like Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood or Assassin's Creed: Revelations before it.
Apparently, the game has been in development for some time, as Guillemot explained: ". . . in financial year 14, we will introduce an all-new Assassin's Creed hero, within an all-new team and time period, and we expect it to be another major leap forward for the franchise. It is the benefit of multiple teams working on multiple chapters of the product, each getting several years to make their versions of an Assassin's Creed game."
The question is, will PlayStation 4 be out in time for Assassin's Creed 4 to serve as a launch title?
Assassin's Creed III and Assassin's Creed III: Liberation impressed us late last year. While we wait for further details on next year's release, let us know in the comments which time period you'd like to see visited.
- 3:14pm EST - February 7th, 2013
I don't want another Assassin's Creed this year, end of. I want at least until Christmas 2014. Any time before that and I'm not buying it. I've bought an Assassin's Creed game every year for 5 years now (every year since I've had my PS3) and I'm getting sick of it. Assassin's Creed III was a gift for Christmas and I haven't even opened it yet. And even then, I still have Liberation to play when I get a Vita. Other than that, I refuse to play another Assassin's Creed until 2014 - but clearly that's when Assassin's Creed V is going to come out.
Give it a break guys, make a spiritual successor to Prince of Persia instead. I'm not buying Assassin's Creed anymore.
- 3:49pm EST - February 7th, 2013
COME ON! Feudal Era Ninjas PLEASE!!!!
OsborneLV | Eric_Osborne
- 3:34am EST - February 8th, 2013
I've never played this game, but have been interested in the american timeline. I'd like to see one set in modern times
- 6:32pm EST - February 8th, 2013
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