In today's Ubisoft earnings call, CEO Yves Guillemot dropped a bit of news - a new Assassin's Creed will be released in the "next fiscal year." That's April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014, to be specific.
According to a summary posted by Kotaku, Guillemot mentioned that the game would be developed by a new team and that it’d be a “major leap forward” for the franchise. Now, if you factor in the step backwards that was Assassin’s Creed III, that could possibly mean that the next game will be as good as the series’ previous game, Assassin’s Creed: Revelation. That would be a good thing, AC: Revelation’s faults notwithstanding.
Nothing was said in regards to who will be the present-day hero in the next Assassin’s Creed game. The last game, as you recall, was billed as bartender/modern assassin Desmond Miles’ swan song; however, he wouldn’t be the first video game to reappear after an advertised departure. Another thing still up in the air is what platform the new game will be on. In the same call, Guillemot mentioned the strong sales of the Vita-exclusive Assassin’s Creed: Liberation and how big a fan of the handheld console he was. Could that be where the next game is heading? Given that we’ve not gone a full year without a home console Assassin’s Creed release in a while, I doubt it. I’m no Michael Pachter, though.
Where would you like to see the Assassin’s Creed series go next? Or, do you think they should take a couple years off?