According to Ubisoft‘s CEO, Yves Guillemot, there are three Assassins Creed games in development, all part of its annual release plan for the franchise.
The CEO spoke to Kotaku at E3, saying “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. 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.”
“Really, what we see is that we can have the capacity to regularly come with innovation,” Guillemot said. “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. 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.”
A specific game was not mentioned, but one of these three titles probably includes the upcoming Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag, which is coming out on the PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U PS4 and Xbox One. The other two games might be for handheld systems, or next-gen consoles. We can’t say for sure.
I personally think the Assassins Creed franchise should come to a halt. The story reached a conclusion, albeit an unsatisfactory one, and therefore Ubisoft should just let it go. By continuing the series, they are only proving that the main purpose of the Assassins Creed games is to bring in cash to the company. Stop ‘milking’ the franchise, Ubisoft. It’s time to let go.