Ubisoft recently announced that they are currently working on not, not two, but THREE separate Assassin’s Creed games. THREE GAMES on the SAME SERIES.
According to vg247.com, Ubisoft’s CEO, Yves Guillemot, are focusing on making three Assassin’s Creed titles that are very different from one another. Ubisoft is producing the games in multiple studios with an emphasis on development time, as one studio would be much too overloaded to produce three games. Guillemot is quoted as:
“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,” he said. ‘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.”
Well, for one, Ubisoft is milking the Assassin’s Creed series to death by making this series an annual ordeal. Take a lesson from Mario: after a while, no one gives a shit about it anymore, unless you can do something innovative like Super Mario Galaxy did. While Ubisoft is promising innovation for each game, franchise fatigue is going to set in, and in some cases, it already has.
I have a pretty neutral, neutral-negative disposition towards Assassin’s Creed games, but personally, I don’t have a gripe with the series at the moment. I actually think less of Ubisoft for planning their next three games all at once. It’s pretty presumptuous of them, and seems like a huge gamble that might not even pay off, especially given their very hit and miss track record. However, we’ll have to wait and see what Ubisoft unveils to give the final verdict on how bad or good they do. Hopefully focusing on three games will hurt each game so badly Ubisoft either loses a huge chunk of money, goes out of business, or focus on making good games.