We'd Be "Stupid" to Ignore Demand for Yearly Assassin's Creed, Insists Ubisoft

Ubisoft's vice president of creative Lionel Raynaud has stuck up for the practice of releasing an Assassin's Creed every year, insisting - not unreasonably - that the publisher just wants to satisfy fan demand.

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CustardTrout1453d ago

If people buy it then yeah...Makes sense to milk the cash cow

Hatsune-Miku1453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

assassins creed 3 liberation in my opinion was the best ,The rest of the other assassins creed games seems like they had the same boring clichéd characters

Hellsvacancy1453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

My opinion is different, AC3 was one of the worst games I played on the PS3

Edit: Liberation? that was the Vita game, I didn't play it, doubt i'll bother with another AC game again after AC3, I was tired of the AC games before I even played AC3

RuleNumber51453d ago

That's cute. Wonder why you only have one bubble.

Mikelarry1453d ago

AC3 over AC2 now that's the first time i have heard anyone say that

goldwyncq1453d ago

Aveline is worse than Connor IMO.

quinten4881453d ago

LMAO!!! Everyone disagreed with you.

Seraphim1453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

idk, I haven't gotten too far into Liberation but I didn't care for the different roles you have to play. As for boring cliched characters. I failed to see that in Black Flag. Perhaps I did but it looked good and was a blast so I overlooked it. AC3 was cliche, I can definitely see that.

Personally after the Ezio trilogy, which I never finished. I put the 3rd game down w/in a few hours and never looked back. I was burned out. It wasn't until just 2 months ago that I finally sunk almost 50 hours into playing AC3 directly followed by 50+ hours into Black Flag. If it weren't for that stupid 100% Synchronization and Multiplayer I'd have probably went for Platinum. While not w/o faults I thought both were great games and solid entries into the AC line. That being said the same ole same ole does grow somewhat old. I said I wasn't going to buy Black Flag until it was $30 but having a Buy One Get One Free from Amazon I figured I might as well. Finally having the desire to play 3 and BLack Flag back to back has regained my interest in but at the same time I find it increasingly more difficult to drop $60 annually on these just because. I'd love to see a year off and a true revelation in what they offer. Not to mention I'd love to go back to the roots. And to not see cities look eerily similar to one another.

BX811453d ago

Ac3 was my first and I absolutely loved that game. Black flag was good too.

DarthZoolu1453d ago

AC is boring to me. After 2 hours it all feels the same. Also I hate when I have to play as the future guy slows everything down, and pulls me out of the game. Its amazing to me that it still sells. But different people like different stuff. For instance I like as much freedom as possible in a game, so I love Skyrim huge game, open world, play how I want,(dem modes doe). I liked watching last of us but I didnt like playing it.

dcj05241453d ago

Yeah. Liberation was the one of the best. Along with 1,2 and brother hood. The rest (3, Revelations, 4) were not very good Imo.

Magicite1453d ago

liberation was one of worst AC games except mobile versions.

3-4-51452d ago

Hatsune are you joking ?

AC3 was IMO by far the worst AC game ever made.

AC2 was amazing, and brotherhood was good as well.

AC4 saved the series really, that game was a lot of fun.

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JsonHenry1453d ago

I've bought a few AC games. But for some reason I lose interest in them and never seem to finish them. I just hate that future part of the games. It kills the whole story for me. I'd rather be playing a part of history and the back and forth parts kills the game for me.

Obviously this is just my opinion because so many people I know love the series and finish them all. The sad part is I intellectually know the games are good. I just can't seem to care no matter how hard I try.

Flipgeneral1453d ago

Must be boring working there...

NYC_Gamer1453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

Assassins Creed is one of those franchises with a loyal fan base that buys it every year

-Foxtrot1453d ago

Yeah but the thing is though if you didn't release one....not that many people would care

Gamers are used to waiting 2-3 years for a game...

dragon_rocks1453d ago

And if you did release it gamers will still go ahead and buy it. Guess what the publishers will do.

AngelicIceDiamond1453d ago

Who exactly is asking for a yearly demand on AC?

AngelicIceDiamond1453d ago

@Matrix Right and I'm glad your looking forward to the title every year.

I mean it feels a little forced on us rather than a real demand for an annual title.

NYC_Gamer1453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

The solid sales of AC[every year] prove that demand for the franchise is very high..Ubi wouldn't bother to release the game every year if the amount of units sold were low.

Emilio_Estevez1453d ago

Exactly. If they come out with 2 this year then I'll be buying 2. I just hope one of them isn't last gen only.

Baka-akaB1453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

I am . It's pretty stupid imo , to feel annoyed by the milking of a franchise whose whole concept is to explore a big genealogic tree and ancestry through multiple ages .

My biggest beef with this , ac3's bore and quality aside , is that they once managed to keep the same hero for 3 frickin' game (the ezio saga).

Either you stick with it or you dont . Nothing propose the brand of pseudo realistic history and architectural delight , alongside an usually interesting plot

GameSpawn1453d ago

The problem with the Ezio saga is people didn't like Desmond. So they killed him off and generalized the "player" character to a person with no name, face, or gender (aka. meant to be you).

Personally I'm fine with AC3, there is nothing we can do now to change what it already is. You can choose just not to play it. AC4 definitely fixed a lot of the flaws there were with AC3, but again people complained because the pirate portion overshadowed the Assassin portion. I didn't mind this once again, because the pirate portion was fun as hell.

Everyone is going to find at least one thing about each of the Assassin's Creed games they don't like. No game is perfect. All you can do is like more things about the game then you hate for it to still be enjoyable - if not don't play it or don't get it.

I feel having a new Assassin's Creed game every year or even twice a year is a bit much. Maybe allow 18 months at least between releases or alternate between handheld versions and home console versions each year stretching each individual type to two years between releases.

CrossingEden1453d ago

I am, the stories are interesting and nothing beats being what basically equates to playing as a batman who has no problem with killing people. Not to mention that the new engine allows for varied protagonists instead of every playable character using literally exactly the same animations as Ezio, (which they were planning on doing with Connor in AC3 before they made said new engine).

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Gamer6661453d ago

There is nothing wrong with having yearly franchises if the fan base is there.

AC has shown that the fan base is there.

People get too caught up in requiring new IPs. Ubisoft is also doing Watch Dogs and The Division. Both new IPs. Nothing wrong with mixing new and old...

matrixman921453d ago

Dont forget the crew as well...three new ips

TheTowelBoy1453d ago

Exactly if they were a one trick pony it'd be different but Ubi does do new IP so I can't complain.

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