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Submitted by -Mezzo- 729d ago | news

"There is an end" to the Assassin's Creed series, Ubisoft says

EuroGamer - Assassin's Creed developer Ubisoft has said it has ideas in place for the series' eventual ending - whenever that might be. (Assassin's Creed, PC, PS3, PS4, Ubisoft, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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-Mezzo-  +   729d ago
They better not end it before an AC game completely set in Modern Times & Maybe Future.
Snookies12  +   729d ago
I'd love to see an AC game set in the future for once. That would be freaking awesome.
crxss  +   729d ago | Funny
Plot twist: it's watch dogs.

Haha that'd be so ridiculous
spicelicka  +   729d ago
@crXss

lol that would be awesome!
NukaCola  +   729d ago
Honestly the Desmond stuff has hindered the progression of the series. That's one reason I really liked AC Liberation. It was 99% about the history and next to nothing about the scifi minus revealing the deeper truths to Aveline's tale.
kneon  +   729d ago
@NukaCola

I agree, I've found the present day segments mostly boring.

Just yesterday I went back to Revelations as I remembered I hadn't finished everything. It only took 5 minutes to remember why. Those stupid block stacking segments are dull and not very challenging. They should have just made cut scenes if they wanted me to listen to their narrative, I'm not going to slog through crappy mini games.
Kidmyst  +   729d ago
@NukaCola
totally agree, If I wasn't going for the Plat I would have skipped the block sequences all together. Didn't miss them on Liberation. I did like the Desmond scenes retrieving the items in modern day and battling the security guards and climbing towers and such.
badz149  +   728d ago
this is like they saying+

"ok, we admit that we are milking the franchise but don't worry, once the sales faltered, we'll end it"
Mr_Pinky  +   729d ago
Well we could of had that if they wern't so greedy and decided to milk this for every last drop

I still believe that Watch Dogs in it's early days was the concept for AC3 before they decided to stretch the series out longer. Replace Aidan with Desmond, give him a modern Assassin look and there you go...the true AC3.

I mean they've totally ditched the present story in the AC games and yet they are still using Desmonds ancestors. Seriously AC4 should of been a spin off like Brotherhood.
-Mezzo-  +   729d ago
Agreed, as someone who has played & beaten all the AC games, i can tell you that after the first AC game with Altair, they went in a completely new direction.

It does not even feel like an Assassins Creed game anymore, they went in a new direction stretch it into something completely different in order to get the cash rolling.
xGrunty  +   729d ago
I've been saying this for so long now. Its crazy to think otherwise.
Mr_Pinky  +   729d ago
@-Mezzo-

Exactly

I don't see how a game about stealth and hunting people down from the shadows can get a main game where most of the game is about naval combat

It's like they didn't want to waste the Anvil engine they created for naval battles and turned it into AC4. I mean a pirate game...come on it should of been a new IP, add some RPG elements and it could of been like the Pirates of the Caribbean game that was cancelled by Disney. They would have a brand new exciting IP on their hands, it's not like Pirate games are over done these days. I mean AC4: Black Flags...giving a main title game a sub title, I really feel like they are desperate now.
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CrossingEden  +   729d ago
Watch dogs has been in development for years by a completely different team but yes keep living in your delusions..
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Mr_Pinky  +   729d ago
@CrossingEden

Jeez don't be such a dick about it

"Watch dogs has been in development for years"

"Years"?

WatchDogs began development in 2009 and AC2 came out in 2009. So it's not like WatchDogs began years before AC.

Before AC2 came out they mentioned how it would be a trilogy. A year later Brotherhood happened, it's not so "deluded" to think that after the sales of AC2 they decided to milk it and turn AC3s concept "WatchDogs", which was in early development and started the same year, into Watch Dogs. Ubisoft have a habbit of starting projects before the next game comes out.
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PSVita  +   729d ago
I can't wait for the 30 disk AC box set in a few years lol
solidjun5  +   729d ago
@CrossingEden keep living as an immature brat.
Irishguy95  +   729d ago
Coulda swore it was confirmed that's exactly what Watch Dogs was.
caseh  +   729d ago
No doubt it has an end, just like MGS4 was the end game...

Then they'll start inserting prequels much to everyones delight yet these people will bleat about how the industry lacks innovation and its sequel after sequel. Yet prequels are perfectly acceptable practice, go figure.
Murad  +   729d ago
But the difference is that MGS4 truly did end, it wasn't a hoax in a manner of speaking. Solid Snake has finally gotten a chance to rest in piece. Also, many of the fans of MGS, just like myself, truly want to know about what happened during Big Boss's time. What it would have been in HD and all that and the emotions he got and so on. I mean, sure, we know the general story, but the details are what makes a true impact.
caseh  +   729d ago
@murad

I get what you're saying but we had Peace Walker which effectively done that, then we get MGS5.Ii mean to say, will that be it or are we gonna get even more.

I'm faily certain most of Boss' backstory was filed in the MGS Database outside of the games.

MGS should just be put to bed, its story spanned across 3 decades and I for one was happy with Snake's final salute.

Would be nice to see Kojima put his talents into something else, this is the guy who gave us Snatcher and Policenauts yet he was getting hate mail and stuff for not continuing MGS, meh wtf.
beebap  +   729d ago
I Would like to c a game or part of game about the boss. Possibly her training snake.As someone would only got into metal gear solid series at three I glad to c how big boss becomes bad guy but would love to c the boss get more attention as she possibly the best soldier training big boss and is his mentor.Also brillant to have strong female character has main.
3-4-5  +   729d ago
I used to really like this series.

They need to end it ASAP, and then show us they can actually make more than 1 game.

They've essentially been making the same game since AC2 outside of the cool multiplayer they added.
Scatpants  +   728d ago
They seem to add more stuff than your usual sequel. AC3 had the Homestead, Trading, and naval Battles. AC4 seems to be doing an open world with deeper naval battles. I didn't really like 3 all that much, but at least they are offering something new with each one. They could have just given a new setting and been done with it.
elhebbo16  +   729d ago
WW2 would be the farthest AC should go. no more than that.
darkesthour4  +   729d ago
I was just thinking the same thing.
HammadTheBeast  +   729d ago
@Mezzo

Watch Dogs is what I'd assume the wanted.

Your next closest bet would be Infamous Second Son, with powers instead of the whole assassination business.
Craigatorian  +   729d ago
Isn't Watch Dogs that?
yeahokchief  +   729d ago
SPACE. THE FINAL FRONTIER.

TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO ASSASSIN HAS GONE BEFORE.
memots  +   729d ago
It is a good day to die!
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showtimefolks  +   729d ago
i see watch dogs as the modern day AC game
Om3ga370  +   729d ago
Assassin's Creed: Modern Warfare
Coming to a store near you holiday 2015
3-4-5  +   729d ago
Ancient Times.

300 BC, Do it !
Snookies12  +   729d ago
Yes, the end is when it stops making them money.
richierich  +   729d ago
So in other words never
-Mezzo-  +   729d ago
So in other words never
Yeah, that's exactly what everyone kept on saying about COD, now look at Activision pointing fingers at the Next-Gen Console transition.

Everything Comes To An End, It's A Fact Of Life.
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richierich  +   729d ago
@Mezzo I don't think everything comes to an end have you ever heard of Pokémon games
chobit_A5HL3Y  +   729d ago
pokemon games haven't been around forever. they've just been around for a long time. there's a difference.
admiralvic  +   729d ago
@ richierich

Replace Pokemon with Final Fantasy and you'll have a point. =P
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   729d ago
Exactly.
schlanz  +   729d ago
They will have an ending to the story, sure, but that definitely doesn't mean the end of Assassin's Creed.
Kydawg  +   729d ago
I've always thought there should be an AC set in modern times but it might be hard to do. Instead of a horse you drive a car? I dunno how they would pull it off but it would be awesome if they did.
360ICE  +   729d ago
Yup.

"we’ve always envisioned an ending to the story of Desmond Miles in which Desmond makes gradually less revenue so that he eventually can’t turn a profit."

http://pixeledcourier.com/2...
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GamingManiac  +   729d ago
I just want to see a feudal Japan setting before they end it!
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   729d ago
This would be awesome.
AlphaCentyros  +   729d ago
Yes that would be very nice! Or one in Ancient Egypt, surely they can figure something out with ancient gods, and artifacts hidden in tombs.

These artworks have got me really stoked about a setting in China as well: http://n4g.com/news/1150174...

Let's just hope that Ubisoft isn't stubborn/ignorant and that they won't finish the series without one of those amazing settings, because from now on I'm just gonna skip every European/Pirate Assassin's Creed.
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solidjun5  +   729d ago
The Last Samurai? lol
That_Ninja_Gray_Fox  +   729d ago
I hope it ends with this 4th one. I never played a AC until 3 and I thought the whole Animus,going back into the past as a ancestor to alter history was so Fing ridiculous. I could'nt believe it.Just thought they were set in the historic periods was all.
And the gameplay was crap and redundant. Running and having to turn a corner down a alley and they it automatically makes you run up a building got really annoying too. I hate the AC games.
Bathyj  +   729d ago
well you should have played one of the good ones

that's like watching the phantom menace as your first Starwars.
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SnotyTheRocket  +   729d ago
I liked AC3.
Bathyj  +   729d ago
And I liked the Phantom Menace.

We are a minority.
CrossingEden  +   729d ago
you never played AC before AC3 and complain about the premise of the story and the fact that you aren't used to the controls.....uggghhhhhhhh..the re are no words to describe the lack of intelligent logic in your post
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yeahokchief  +   729d ago
lol.

i'm tempted to jump on board with pirates, but i think i'm gonna hold out for space.

call me crazy but i really want to play as a space assassin. if i give in and play as a pirate assassin i may never get that privilege.

the line must be drawn here. NO FURTHER. space asssassin or im not buying into the assassin creed series!
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Jyndal  +   729d ago
So long as we get a game where Desmond is the "end all, be all" culmination of all the assassin's he's re-lived, I'll be happy.
-EvoAnubis-  +   729d ago
So...you didn't see how AC3 ended then....
Jyndal  +   729d ago
No I have yet to finish it. Just can't seem to find the time. Something happens to Desmond? He can't die, cuz how would we be getting AC 4 then?
-EvoAnubis-  +   729d ago
@Jyndal: Not going to answer that, but the fact that won't do so should be answer enough.
Gamesgbkiller  +   729d ago
I hope it ends in Rome.
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panbit86  +   729d ago
Reminds me of "Final" Fantasy, Mario etc
Just think this, since 2007 we've had what? 8 AC games?! And numerous DLCs by the way! In just 6 years for crying out loud!
I don't expect an end soon to be honest...
caseh  +   729d ago
You can't really slot Mario or Final Fantasy into this.

Every Final Fantasy game stood on its own merits, they were never prequels/sequels and the only thing linking them really is the name.

That is until this gen of consoles and FF13 come about. *sigh*
NihonjinChick  +   729d ago
FF had sequels and prequels before FF 13 came out. X had sequel, which was X-2. And 7 had two prequels, before crisis and crisis core.
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panbit86  +   729d ago
I mentioned them as examples of franchises with many games over a great period of time not as a direct comparison.
caseh  +   729d ago
@IncredibleGamerChick

Honestly didn't realise X had a sequel, I lost faith in the Final Fantasy games after FF7.

As a general rule though, FF games were never a string of 10-12 games that were all sequels. They 'usually' stand on their own merits. Hows that. :)

@ Panbit
if we're talking about franchises though, you could probably list thousands that are guilty of this dating back to games from the 80's
panbit86  +   729d ago
Still these are two of the oldest, most popular and with the most games IPs ever! The difference though is in the timeframe! 8 games in 6 years is preposterous!!!
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MikeyDucati1  +   729d ago
Lol! There is no spoon!
GusHasGas  +   729d ago
I still want to see an AC set in Ancient China.
I still want to see an AC set in Ancient India.
I still want to see an AC set in Ancient Greece.
I still want to see an AC set in feudal Japan.
I wouldn't mind seeing an AC set in the future.

They'd better not end the franchise.
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ginsunuva  +   729d ago
Or they could make non-assassin historical games.
shivvy24  +   729d ago
Feaudal Japan needs to happen !
GusHasGas  +   729d ago
Considering that it wouldnt have assassins, What would it be called...?
Simply "Creed"?

I don't know about you, but I wouldn't wanna play that game...
TesMgsFan  +   729d ago
Maby the end will be the beginning ??
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boeso  +   729d ago
MONEY! Get me to Mars.
urwifeminder  +   729d ago
I tried the first game about an hour in I had enough but I hate stealth gameplay I hope a new ip comes out with the goods so far watchdogs does not do anything for me still a fan of ubi though.
Heisenburger  +   729d ago
Good Lord...
VsAssassin  +   729d ago
What bugs me about the whole series is that, as clandestine of a figure as all the assassin's in all featured games are, by now people should know what these assassins look like.

Seriously, a white-hooded person with utility sash or belt strapped around him; jumping around buildings and haystacks. By now, everyone should know that an organization of assassins operating in such an outfit have been plaguing man since post-Jesus' time!

Personally, I think the AC series have been dragging on for a long time. Ezio didn't help either with his multi-appearance in the AC2-trilogy.

I just hope AC4 doesn't get a Red Flag, Blue Flag, or "Whatever Flag" for sequels.
shivvy24  +   729d ago
I want something completely fresh like a feudal japan setting ! Play as a ninja assasin !
Xof  +   729d ago
I'd go for that in a heartbeat.
Or Three Kingdoms-era China.
Or Boxer-Rebellion China.

But I doubt they'll do it. Mainstream Western gamers seem to really hate anything asian, and AC is all about appealing to the mainstream gamers. (That they're able to do that AND provide games of the quality they do is nothing short of mind-boggling).
NeoTribe  +   729d ago
God plz end this repetitive game.
Xof  +   729d ago
I hope not. We need more (good) games that try to set themselves in authentic historical settings. There are just too few--really, just the Assassins Creed, Total War and Paradox games.

Everyone else is either Medieval Fantasy, Grimdark Science Fiction, or Modern Day. All of which I find increasingly tedious.
GdaTyler  +   729d ago
People might get annoyed that they're releasing a game ever year, but at least it's a new story. It might not feel as fresh to everybody, but there are many who are relatively new to the series. No one is forcing it down your throat. If you don't want to buy it, fine. When the series ends, you'll hear all the whiners.
AceBlazer13  +   729d ago
What is their definition to an end though? What they need is to completely redo the series make it a trilogy
1.Altair-Used to inform Desmond on the assassin vs templar and the Apple and whatnot.

2.Ezio-Desmond gets trained by reliving his life and a few clues to the Apple.

3.Desmond- he is finally ready for the final confrontation against Templars and he meets the rest of the assassins to lead into it.
TrollCraftTales  +   729d ago
(SPOILER ALERT)
I hope the last game ends with either Desmond somehow coming back to life or "you" (main character for 4 and forward) go back to the setting of the 1st game at that first tower at the castle, where you jump off into the hay, and you see all the other assassins jump off into hay, just before you do, then it just ends...

That is one of my ideas for the ending, and I have been thinking about it since Brotherhood...
Jagsrock  +   729d ago
The end will be ****SPOILER*****

Desmond wakes up slaps the alarm off says "WTF" It was all a dream. screen goes black credits roll. In the next game you get to play assassins creed 1 for real this time!!
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cellur111  +   729d ago
They should have just made revelations into one of the best games in the series and ended it there. Im not sure i can be excited for ac 4 after the disappointment ac 3 was.
josephayal  +   729d ago
I'm really tired of Assassin's Creed now, enough plz
TripC50  +   729d ago
I can guarantee the eventual exploding of the sun too... doesn't mean its coming soon.
ZHZ90  +   729d ago
Actually after beating Revelation, I felt sad that it was the end of Ezio.
cunnilumpkin  +   729d ago
"There is an end" to the Assassin's Creed series, Ubisoft says, "and we will show it when sales decline enough to warrant it, until then we will be milking it as much as we damn well can!"
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JeepGamer  +   729d ago
The 'end' being when they've run it in to the ground and it's not making money.
Novistador  +   729d ago
It ends when people stop paying for the same game over and over and over and over
baraka007  +   728d ago
gaming media give these type of games so much attention though... so it's more than likely never going to happen.
Novistador  +   728d ago
Sad but true
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