Most of the gaming industry’s biggest sellers are annual releases, look at the Call of Duty franchise, selling millions and still popping out a new game every holiday season. Ubisoft has done the same with their talisman “Assassin’s Creed” and Ubisoft’s North America executive director Laurent Detoc, thinks the franchise can push games out annually without problems.
While others have kept quiet about the future plans of Assassins Creed, Detoc has had a little more freedom on the subject. Gaming site Gamesutra asked Detoc, would he like to reach Assassin’s Creed 8, 9 and 10, he replied:
I hope we will, I also hope we’ll be able to branch out from within the franchise. It’s very simple to me, there’s no such thing as not being able to annualize a franchise. If it’s good, people will come.
Assassins Creed 3 creative director Alex Hutchinson told Eurogamer recently that with the publisher releasing annually, it funded the assassins upcoming outing and allowed his team to make decisions that otherwise wouldn’t have been possible:
We have multiple groups now working. We started this one in January 2010, the same time as Brotherhood and before Revelations. The core team on this one has worked at it for almost three years, which is something you can almost never get in the industry these days, it’s too expensive, too risky. So we need the other projects to support that kind of development — these big jumps.
The Assassin’s Creed series still has plenty of steam, with multiple characters and games already making their way into the series, with every game seeming more ironed out than then the previous. It could be the infinite choice of settings Ubisoft has on offer and as we enter the American Civil War this October, we are still a long way off the 21st century.