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Ubisoft: Next year will host "another big Assassin's Creed game"
Posted: 26.11.2010 13:05 by Simon Priest Comments: 8
Publisher Ubisoft isn't content with managing to blow our socks off just this year with Assassin's Creed, they also want us killing for liberty in 2011.

CEO Yves Guillemot hinted another AC property would hit next year, but Geoffroy Sardin confirms it's in fact "another big" one. Assassin's Creed III?

"It’s the best launch in the history of Ubisoft’s European sales, and our best-selling launch title ever," declared Ubisoft's EMEA chief of marketing and sales, Geoffroy Sardin, speaking about Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and its stellar reception.

“Apart from the big marketing campaign that we started a few week ago, and which continues over the coming weeks, the main reason the game has succeeded is that we transformed the brand from a single player one to a multiplayer one,” he noted.

Brotherhood is the first time a multiplayer element has been introduced for the series and Ubisoft will be releasing some free DLC soon to add a new game mode and online locale to celebrate, with more likely planned to follow.

As for something AC in 2011? "Yes, Yves mentioned it last week in our financials – and more details will be forthcoming. But what I can say is that next year we will have another big Assassin’s Creed game,” teased Sardin. Brotherhood is a direct sequel to Assassin's Creed II and its leading ancestor Ezio, who relocates to Roma.

Could Ubisoft be ready to give us Assassin's Creed III next year?
Source: MCV
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Comments

By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Nov 26, 2010
Jasca_Ducato
I do hope not. An Ac game every year will just kill the franchise.
By fltatk (SI Veteran Member) on Nov 28, 2010
fltatk
But not when its a good game.
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Nov 29, 2010
Wowerine
Playing it like activision with call of duty. well works for acti so why not ubi. everyone lieks money i guess :)
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Nov 29, 2010
Eversor
If they keep this up they will kill the series. AC is not like COD.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Nov 29, 2010
herodotus
"CoD: Brotherhood"...yeah baby.
Actually Evers, Iposted that exact same comment you made on the Ubisoft Forums and it was deleted and I received moderation by the Admins. Talk about being 'touchy'.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Nov 30, 2010
Eversor
Hmm. How quaint. Looks like they don't want anybody criticizing there ideas.
By fltatk (SI Veteran Member) on Nov 30, 2010
fltatk
If you would have big money coming in, would you? But still, freedom of word should be considered first.

For me, COD is dead... Last LANparty we played COD2 again, COD4, 5 and 6 just aren't the same.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Dec 02, 2010
FoolWolf
@Eversor and Hero: Yeah, they don't like people thinking and voicing their pinions if contradicting their own.

I have left Ubi behind me. I was really into the StarForce war with HoM V - that fight was a dirty tightrope walking between reasonable arguments and constant threats of banishment from forums and trying to move the topic away from the first forum page. Pretty much like activations from BioWare on Mass Effect. Ubi gave up, Bio changed their minds - but while Bio started to work with more accepted retail solutions, Ubi went ahead and started their own DRM which isn't much liked and they keep trying to tell us it is for our sake...

Oh, and every time they need some good headings (no pun intended...) they send up their cutie Jade...