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“Sir, another one? But we already released a game last yea-” *gunshot*

The Assassin’s Creed series shows no signs of calling it quits. In an effort to continue the newly adopted annual release cycle of the franchise, Ubisoft has announced that another game in the series is on its way.

Speaking at today’s earning call for the publisher, Ubisoft CEO Tyves Guillemont stated the following:

“In financial 2014, 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 brand, each getting several years to make their versions of an Assassin’s Creed game.”

He also stated that more details will come “very soon,” implying a reveal at this year’s E3 or some other gaming expo.

What exactly the new hero and time period will be is up in the air at the moment. There was a recent rumor that the game will take place in Brazil, which is certainly plausible. Then there was the more recent rumor that the game will carry the subtitle Black Flags, but later evidence supported that this was in fact the title for upcoming Assassin’s Creed III DLC, most likely involving naval warfare.

When Guillemont mentions “financial 2014,” that means anywhere from this April to March 2014. However, it’s most likely that the game will come out in Fall of this year, since that’s in keeping with the release dates of all the other games in the series, and Ubisoft has already made their plans clear in wanting to have at least one Assassin’s Creed game out each year.

How do you feel about the news of another Assassin’s Creed game, guys? If I may interject, I’m beyond burned out on the series at this point, and I don’t think even a new protagonist and setting can draw me in unless there are some pretty drastic gameplay innovation in this one. In any case, stay tuned for more news coverage on this additional caboose for the never-ending Assassin’s Creed train.

 

Michael Urban
Now an occasional contributer, Michael Urban is the former Editor-in-Chief at OnlySP and has the nickname "Breadcrab" for reasons his therapist still doesn't understand. From the moment he first got hacked in Runescape, he's been uninterested in multiplayer games and has pursued the beauty of the single-player experience, especially in terms of story and creative design. His hobbies include reading, writing, singing in the shower, pretending to be productive, and providing info and feedback regarding the games industry. It is an industry, right? You can ask him a question or send him spam at michaelurban@onlysp.escapistmagazine.com. Also, follow him on Twitter or the terrorists win. (@MichaelUrban1)

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  1. If they don’t put a crouch button in this one…I will go nuts. Always looking forward to another Assassin’s Creed however, love the series, love the history and the stories of the characters.

    1. I couldn’t agree more. How Assassin’s Creed still doesn’t have a crouch function, let alone a crouch-walk or other stealth speed that goes faster than 0.0005 mph, continues to baffle me

      1. I never viewed any game in this series as a “stealth” game… I found the stealth mechanics rather lacking. I always thought of them as action games with minor stealth elements sprinked in. I mean c’mon, it was WAY too easy to just waltz into an area and KILL EVERYONE =p

        1. Same here. I always considered it an open-world action/adventure title, as I do agree that the stealth mechanics are inadequate.

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