Ubisoft finally give a break to the Assassin’s Creed series this year and when it returns it might not resume its yearly release cycle, according to Yves Guillemot.
During a recent Investor Day presentation, Guillemot was asked if they will resume to yearly release when the series returns in 2017, he replied: The releases would be “regular”, but they won’t necessarily be annual.
“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.”
Ubisoft’s CFO Alain Martinez later adds, “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,” Martinez concluded.
The last game in the series, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate launched on October 23, 2015, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on November 19, 2015, for PC.
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