Today in the Ubisoft’s Investor Day, the Chief Executive Officer Yves Guillemot hinted that their famous franchise, Assassin’s Creed might not get new installments on yearly basis once the next game comes.
Assassin’s Creed May Not Get Yearly Installments
The next installment in the series is definitely not coming this year, which was confirmed previously by Ubisoft. After seven years of annual installments, the cycle seems to be broken as of now. The CEO was asked about the annual release of the installment in the series to which he replied,
“The goal is not automatically to come back on annual cycle but to come on a regular basis. We saw it was time to give it lots of time so [developers] could really work on the property and all the mechanics to make sure we could take [the series] to another level.
“What we are seeing today is promising. We will be able to come on a regular basis [but] we can’t say every year.” said CEO Guillemot.
While Chief Financial Officer Alain Martinez stated that the franchise could be resumed back to yearly installments if they could manage to ‘polish’ the game, depending upon the situation. He said,
“We have focused one of our best teams behind what we are working on Assassin’s Creed. We have given them all the time for releasing something that we hope to be exceptional. We are setting up rules so that they will have enough time to polish the game and come with something really exceptional, so this is what we have for our first priority.
“Then after that, if we feel like we are in the right direction and that we can continue the path and we have enough innovation for the next one, we might come with the next one in the next year. But it’s no longer something that will be set up every year.”
Meanwhile the next Assassin’s Creed is rumored to be titled as Assassin’s Creed Empire, set in Egypt, releasing in 2017. Stay tuned for more updates!