The CEO of Ubisoft has confirmed that the French publishing giant has three Assassin’s Creed games in the works.
“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,” Yves Guillemot told Kotaku.
“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.”
This perhaps shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the Assassin’s Creed franchise has seen a release annually beginning with Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood in 2010.
Guillemot didn’t actually go into details on the games, although one can assume that Black Flag is included seeing as it is still in development and not out until October. The other two, presumably, will come out in 2014 and 2015 – unless Ubisoft is planning another handheld spin-off in between the core releases, that is.
Ubisoft manages to avoid brand fatigue and keep things fresh by rotating developers with each instalment, something which has obviously worked to great effect considering how well the series has sold so far.
“Really, what we see is that we can have the capacity to regularly come with innovation,” he added. “That is, for me, the formula: if you can really change the game on a regular basis and bring in innovation your fans want a product very regularly.”
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is scheduled to ship on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Wii U.
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