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Assassin's Creed 2011 confirmed News

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News by Fred Dutton

15 November, 2010

There will be a new Assassin's Creed game in 2011, Ubisoft has confirmed, despite earlier promises that the series would be taking a year off.

Speaking at an investor call today, CEO Yves Guillemot revealed, "There will be something around Assassin's [next year]. That's all we can say."

No clarification was offered as to exactly what form the game might take, but CFO Alain Martinez said "Maybe after Christmas in January we'll be able to talk about what kind of product we have."

This goes against what Ubisoft Montreal's Jean-Francois Boivin told Eurogamer earlier this year. He insisted that the franchise would need a break in 2011.

"Honestly, I think for the benefit of everybody � and business can come back and over-ride everything I say because at the end of the day it's about selling games � I believe that this license needs a breather.

"You can't plough a field every year. Once every three years � or once every something � you have to let it breathe. You have to let the minerals back in. I think it's the same thing with any license, really."

It would appear that the Ubisoft higher-ups are indeed taking a different view and have set their hearts on an annual release schedule for the hugely successful franchise.

"That is the ultimate goal," Guillemot explained elsewhere in the investor call. "We can't say we're already there. We want to come out every year with three or four major brands that will deliver a high level of profitability. That's the goal we have today."

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Gambit1977
15/11/10 @ 18:36
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Didn't 'get' brotherhood when I played it, but maybe you have to love AC for that. Does this mean PofP is dead now?
Gearskin
15/11/10 @ 18:38
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When are they going to end Desmond's story? I thought Brotherhood was a side, and that Assassin's Creed III would end the trilogy proper?
Shikasama
15/11/10 @ 18:38
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Hopefully Hitman 5 will be out by then.

You know...a game where you play an actual assasin
Cjail
15/11/10 @ 18:39
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I am starting to think that they were not joking about making 35 games before ending the series!
the_dudefather
15/11/10 @ 18:42
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Might not be a proper console release, could be more info on the 3DS game which due out in 2011, or some kind of DLC expansion to Brotherhood, or assassin's creed horse+kart racer.

hope they don't overdo it, I liked AC1, loved AC2, have AC:B preordered...but who knows if would work a 3rd year in a row
smithdown
15/11/10 @ 18:43
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Not a bad thing if they have enough fresh ideas. But I strongly suspect it'll be just a retread with new shit to collect and more storyline. This consistent move towards Hollywood style franchises is suffocating gaming.
uglygamer
15/11/10 @ 18:44
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The amazing success of the yearly Call of Duty games, means we might see other mega publishers follow. Wouldn't be surprised if games like GTA are released every year in the future
Lexx87 Moderator
15/11/10 @ 18:47
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So instead of keeping quality up they just go for speed... someone's been running scenarios with Gave Dev Story it seems.
Lexx87 Moderator
15/11/10 @ 18:48
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uglygamer COD is made by several different studios so you can't really link it to one studio.
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15/11/10 @ 18:49
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I can see it being something akin to the recent Tomb Raider; Guardian of Light.

A Live arcade title expanding the story in some way, shape or form. But deffo not a new retail game.
darkmorgado
15/11/10 @ 18:51
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Hang on, wasn't there something on here earlier saying that pre-orders on Brotherhood were 25% up compared to AC2?

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darkmorgado
15/11/10 @ 18:53
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@teamonkey

That's the one.
EG, can we get some clarification?
Markitron
15/11/10 @ 18:53
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This is, literally, the 4th time they have filp-flopped on this issue. When AC1 came out they said they werent gonna do a release every year because of what happened to the PoP trilogy in the last generation. Then after AC2 they said they WERE gonna make a game every year. Leading upto AC:B they said it would take 2 years before AC3, and now they are saying its coming out next year. Personally I dont care cos I loved the first 2, Just thinks its pretty funny is all
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15/11/10 @ 18:57
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A proper AC sequel would be a welcome thing. I'm hoping it's set in reformation England this time - lot's of opportunity for the game there - civil war, restoration of the King, great fire of London, Samuel Pepys, war with the Dutch etc.
Cjail
15/11/10 @ 18:58
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I have just found out the title of the next game:

Assassin's Creed: Send in the Money!
uglygamer
15/11/10 @ 19:01
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uglygamer COD is made by several different studios so you can't really link it to one studio.

You referring to Rockstar?

Doesnt Rockstar have a lot of separate studios. For example Rockstar San Diego make the Red Dead games, Rockstar Leeds make the GTA portable games, Rockstar Vancouver make the Bully Max Payne games and Rockstar North make the GTA and manhunt games. If they think they can sell almost as many games as they do with the Call of Duty series every year, they'll find a way ;)

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Penguinzoot
15/11/10 @ 19:04
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A proper AC sequel would be a welcome thing. I'm hoping it's set in reformation England this time - lot's of opportunity for the game there - civil war, restoration of the King, great fire of London, Samuel Pepys, war with the Dutch etc.

Funnily enough I've been thinking along similar lines, although Elizabethan England would be kinda cool. IMO obviously ;)
Beano
15/11/10 @ 19:24
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Another AC in 2011?... is Kotick running Ubisoft now?
space ace
15/11/10 @ 19:25
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lol @ corporate b.s. we smelled in the linked previous article
darkmorgado
15/11/10 @ 19:52
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I'd like a Victorian England AC, but with a more steampunk vibe than sticking too closely to historical accuracy.
Ninja_Tino
15/11/10 @ 20:42
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Christmas in January?!?!
The Bodybuilder
15/11/10 @ 20:47
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I'd like ACIII to be se in modern times; in Afghanistan, with guns, and a war, killing arabs.
I don't think that kind of setting has been done before.
tjcrooke
15/11/10 @ 21:09
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I think reformation-era Britain is a bit too close historically to the setting in ACII. I reckon the French revolution could be a good bet, even though it was mooted as a possibility for ACII. You have a nice urban setting with Paris, you could infiltrate the Bastille and have fun with guillotines. There are also some great characters, like the scarlet pimpernel who you could team up with.
makeamazing
15/11/10 @ 21:12
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Victorian Britain would be ace... you could even have a guest appearance by Queen Vic and Jack the Ripper...

I dont like the idea of them going for this yearly release idea, hopefully its not another Console release, and maybe a handheld device. Dont do a COD (which is beginning to be all the rage these days)... which is get your best money making franchise and release yearly... me does not agree with that strategy.
darkmorgado
15/11/10 @ 21:14
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Victorian Britain would be ace... you could even have a guest appearance by Queen Vic and Jack the Ripper...

Don't forget Babbage!

Scotty269
15/11/10 @ 21:18
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Assassins creed overkill seems a fitting title for the game.
cheekyjay
15/11/10 @ 21:19
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Well, if another guaranteed money-spinner gives Ubisoft the confidence to 'risk' a potential commercial failure like Beyond Good and Evil 2, then I for one think it's a very good thing. Huge fan of the first game (BG+E I mean, not Assassins, though I did enjoy that too).
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Cannibal
15/11/10 @ 22:56
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They'll run interest in the franchise to the ground like they did with Prince of Persia. I bout the first two but will be skipping Brotherhood because it doesn't feel like that long ago I played 2. I doubt there are any major changes when they are developing them within a year of each other.
Triggerhappytel
15/11/10 @ 23:30
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Of course they were going to do yearly instalments when they're selling 8 million copies per instalment. In fact, I think they're going to get 2 studios to alternate development, just so they can copy the CoD model with real gusto.

I also think they'll run the franchise into the ground, which is a shame.
lcrochke
16/11/10 @ 00:27
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money money money.
milk me milk me milk me
lets have AC in a submarine and destroy 2 series with one stone ?
mushroomyakuza
16/11/10 @ 03:31
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If they milk this cow anymore they'll be naught left but skin and bones in no time.
midnight_walker
16/11/10 @ 09:06
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Forget all this renaissance and victorian and templar rubbish. I want Assassin's Creed: Stone Age.
Ninja_Tino
16/11/10 @ 14:01
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Assassins' Creed B.C.!!!

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