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There are three Assassin’s Creed games in development right now


If you’re a devotee of the Assassin’s Creed franchise this news may be music to your ears: you’ll be playing as a hooded murderer for the next three years at least. Talking to Kotaku, Ubisoft have said they are committed to making a new game for the series every year, and have three in production right at this very minute. 

“We are making sure the teams who are creating the different iterations have enough time—two years, three years, so that they can take risk and they can change the concept enough so that it can be appealing and fresh,” said Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot to Kotaku.

He went on to say that the studio have the next three titles in the works, and explained that innovation was the key to ensuring that Assassin’s Creed can be succesful year after year. “”Really, what we see is that we can have the capacity to regularly come with innovation. That is, for me, the formula: if you can really change the game on a regular basis and bring in innovation your fans want a product very regularly. Our job is to make sure the teams have enough power, enough energy and enough time to take the necessary steps to create a high quality game.”

Annual releases do have their fair share of haters on this ocean we call the internet, and Assassin’s Creed has been in their sights for a couple of years now, sharing scope time with Call of Duty. This news is clear fuel for their fire, but Ubisoft have almost always committed to innovation with the Assassin’s series. With the exception of the treading water Revelations, the series has successfully introduced new concepts with each iteration that has kept things interesting (well I found them interesting. I’m not alone in this, am I? You loved the ships and brotherhood too, right?). Black Flag looks to be a biggest change in the series so far, so provided they can keep this kind of change going year by year, Yves and the crew might just hold off an infection of fatigue.