Assassin’s Creed 4 game director: ‘We’ve had over 900 people work on this game'

Assassin's Creed has taken gamers to some of the most breathtaking places in the world and in history, but would it ever be possible to see one game with all of the worlds in previous iterations? Ubisoft said with over 900 people working on this game, doing the same with multiple other worlds would be too staggering.

In an exclusive interview with Assassin's Creed 4 game director Ashraf Ismail, we posed the question to us and he talked about how there have been nearly 1,000 people working on Assassin's Creed 4 and that doing an Assassin's Creed Universe doesn't make sense for the franchise or Ubisoft.

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360ICE1768d ago

Must be least interesting game per developer then.

3-4-51767d ago

If only they understood they could break that 900 people into 4 teams and give us 4 games in the timespan they make one.

360ICE1767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

To their defense, that's kind of what they do. I mean, by the time a normal studio would have made Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed 2, they've made those two AND 3, 4, Brotherhood, Revelations and countless spin-offs. Along with everything from Lost: The Video Game to Rainbow Six Vegas 2.

GalacticEmpire1768d ago

Too many cooks?

Black Flag is actually the first Ass.Creed game that has me interested in a long time.

boeso1768d ago

Took the words out of my mouth. Give them back.

GarrusVakarian1768d ago

7 studios? Wow.

Now they have no excuse for making a boring story.

phantomexe1768d ago

There AC storys are never boring in fact i'm worried there trying to cater to people like yourself. I don't want just a pirate game i want and AC game. With comics,novels,toys and games i'd say there storys can't be too boring to have that kind of a fan base. I'm guessing you don't get the lore of the AC games. AC is bigger then any one game just like star wars or star trek are to there fans. That is why it sells as well as it does.

GarrusVakarian1768d ago


I respectfully disagree. AC:Revelations and AC3 were very boring and mediocre in my opinion. Boring "go here kill this guy" quests and hanging off the back of carts and dodging rocks are not my idea of fun quests.

Eamon1768d ago (Edited 1768d ago )

As a huge fan of the AC franchise, I agree with the above that AC3 was very boring.

I slightly disagree with ACR. Ezio is always a great character to watch.

That said, from what I've seen so far, AC4 looks to have an exciting story. Mainly because they aren't so constrained to a specifically defined history. The AC team have more room to work their magic this time round. Also, pirates!

-Gespenst-1768d ago

Isn't this kind of the reason ACIII sort of sucked in a lot of areas?

RuleNumber51768d ago

No ACIII sucked because Connor was boring and the story was a bit of a let down.

MightyNoX1768d ago

Technically, neither one of you is wrong. AC3 was a plethora of ideas that never came together properly to form a single cohesive experience. People were in charge of the naval combat, others were in charge of making The Frontier level...yet there was no single vision to make it all worthwhile, give it an impact to the story.

RuleNumber51768d ago

For sure. I know Black Flag will be better because they have really focused on naval gameplay as the main mode of traversal, if that makes sense. When we found busy streets in big cities of previous AC games, we now find the same thing with the sea. It really is amazing how full the sea is and how much there is to do. It's not boring, that's for sure. Hopefully everything comes together.

Goro1768d ago

I'm not looking forward to the credits then,, which for some reason Ubisoft always make unskippable.

Eamon1768d ago

lol, I was just finishing Rayman Origins. God, Ubisoft really like to long-out them credits.

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