After the rough release of Assassin's Creed Unity, many have questioned whether the series should remain an annual release. Here are 5 reasons why it should be so!
Title should have been 5 reasons Ubisoft should make more money by overextending themselve and gimping their launches. What was the reason for this article anyways? As if it explained to us anything we don't know arleady, lol!
Agreed itchy. I don't think any game should really have annual releases, because there's not enough time to really bring evolution to the franchise within a year, unless the game is being made by multiple teams and even then it's rare and brings up the point that these 3+ teams all making one game, could have each released a new IP instead. In the case of Assassin's Creed I think what IGN said is by far the best route for them. Have an Assassin's Creed game then rotate with a Pirate's Creed game each year. It puts each game on a two year cycle, allows the developer to still keep a strong following since both were well liked, and gives the games enough time to truly grow with each iteration. I expect this gen to go on until 2020, and that would be 8 Assassin's Creed games all on one generation of consoles. That's ridiculous. Whereas the AC / PC would be 4 game each for the generation, still a lot, but not as bad.
Does not benefit the gamer if it comes out yearly. Only sports games make sense. I need the new roster every year and if they only did a update then the same exploits would still be used in the sports game.
Well I think sports games make even less sense considering a few tweeks and a new roster. All the devs need to do is patch in any new tweeks and gameplay and update the rosters , EaSports also updates the rosters on their games regularly. They could sell it as $20 DLC package but they know that they can get away with selling a whole new game. I owned NHL13 I skipped buying NHL14 and for some reason my game became unplayable. So I bought NHL15 and there is very little difference between 13 and 15 other then interviews in be a pro mode and a new fighting engine. Everything else is just a fresh coat of paint. No one can tell me that they couldn't have patched these changes in, the game still runs on the same engine.
That's what people don't understand. Assassin's Creed isn't made by one developer. They have 3 to 4 teams working on different Creed. Each game has been up to 2 to 3 years to make. Unity took them 4 years to make. I don't see what the problem is for annual release. Its just like a tv series. You wait next year for the next season. I beat assassin's creed in about 2 weeks and a year later is a good time for a next one. I can understand a annual release would be stupid for 1 developer but when you got 3 to 4 different teams annual is fine. People can complain as much as they want but from sales I can see more people want Annual Release for Creed games.
I could easily find more than 5 reasons why AC shouldn't have annual releases...
It's a single player game. Unlike multiplayer games like COD, these games aren't going to last more than a little over a year. That said, released finished games, Ubisoft.
this was the reason, why ac unity was full of bugs. so except the next one to be full of it.
How 'bout a big fat NO to your stupid face?!
Just NO AC series has serious fatigue, no matter how many different teams are working on AC and how they each ge2 plus years of development. Bottom line is on AC games there are 800 plus people working world wide, they are all responsible for different parts of the games That why AC games have been lacking polish, it plays like they're are too many chefs in the kitchen No game is ever good when it's every year release simple as that
1 reason why you shouldn't click on this article: It contains very stupid opinions.
I can think of way more then 5 reasons! As for stupid opinion. There are millions of AC fans out there and its real simple for you people who hate them so "stop buying them". I won't because i enjoy them to much!! Stop crying and play something else. Its that simple
Dude calm down. The last Assassins Creed I bought was Assassins Creed 2 lol. I barely even like the series, but I just hate annualization. For example, Metal Gear is one of my favorite franchises and I would HATE if they came out every year. Releasing a game every year that isn't a sports game is just a stupid idea.
Leave the lists to zergnet. Top 5 reasons this, top 10 that. It's a guaranteed click bait when each reason is on a new page to inflate page hits. All five pages contained a total of 527 words. That barely qualifies as a blog post and it needed five pages. Lazy, just lazy.
The Game is Successful (Yeah... when it works and actually renders peoples faces correctly, doesn't have framerate issues and doesn't just crash...) Ubisoft Needs Revenue (well if they didn't release games with so many flaws and bugs each year they'd get my revenue). The Storyline (the idea is always great, but its always poor in execution). Games are Developed Years in Advance (but clearly are not tested on a range of hardware before release). It’s Something Different (well compared to what you mentioned (call of duty and FIFA) it is, but I could name several games that are like assassins creed and better.
"I could name several games that are like assassins creed and better." And...Go!
prince of persia for a start... Skyrim (if you choose to play as that style) Theif...
SHADOW OF MORDOR!
SoM was awesome but I finished 100% in 28 hours, like 2 weekends. I've already put more hours into AC:Unity. Its a more complete game.
POP is boring. Assassins Creed is much much better.
Because it's easier to accept it as a Brocken game?
To end it faster and we move on to the next Ubisoft franchise hoping it won't go downhill after the second main game in the series?
Their 1st reason was all about making money and not about how good the game is so i completely disagree with that. Their 2nd reason was trying to justify making other games good. I personally don't see why they can't make good games without releasing AC every year. Their 3rd reason was about the story. I don't find the story that intereting, and if they keep releasing games every single year it will become more and more boring. Their 4th reason was a confusing one. I actually don't see how that is even a reason to keep releasing a game every year. Their 5th reason is because it's different. Well different doesn't always mean better. Just because it's different it doesn't mean we should see a new game of the same series every year.
I have one reason I wish Assassins Creed occur every year. The reason is that I love this franchise. I think is the best and because every year I see something new (not like other franchises that occur every year and not change anything). Admit as has bugs but I do not mind so much. However I wish that in future no longer be such problems, not to have some "gamers" topic of discussion.
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