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New Assassin's Creed Game Confirmed for Next Fiscal Year; Will Use AC Unity's Technology

During the financial call for investors and analyst related to the latest fiscal quarter Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot announced that the next Assassin's Creed will come in the next fiscal year.

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qwerty6761038d ago

i bought unity and had my saved file get corrupt and was told to restart

tried to return it but it was digital

never again buying this buggy piece of crap franchise at launch and never buying digital for sure.

showtimefolks1038d ago

Next generation where UBI actually becomes the new EA.

Announce a game
show running it on ultra high end pic
Hype it with different gaming sites advertisement
make it sound lIke the best
promise proMise and more promise
over hype when released
bought reviews or has gaming journalists become gutless
release it and it's average or brokeN

say sorry and announce season pass
promise better future and more community feedback

Yet keep doing and making the same mistakes

I miss the old UBI that didnot try to make every one of their games into yearly releases

brish1038d ago

"New Assassin's Creed Game Confirmed for Next Fiscal Year"

Right on!

"... Will Use AC Unity's Technology"

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!

bixxel1037d ago (Edited 1037d ago )

Admit it. YOU people promise to NEVER BUY the next game but end up BUYING it on launch AGAIN. Thus telling Ubisoft that it's perfectly okay to make a buggy game at launch and still win money like lottery.
Wait till E3 DEMO gets revealed and you guys will be like "OOOH!! GOTY 4 SURE! My no.1 game to buy at launch." Then the previews and hands on demos will arrive (Which I will hopefully publish on this website AGAIN like last year) and everyone (majority) will board the hype train. Not me. I'm done buying hype tickets.But I then began selling them!!!

Hellsvacancy1037d ago

Don't speak for me buddy, I was done with the Assassins Creed franchise after AC3

Saijahn1037d ago

I admit I was going to skip unity until I saw how dull the current gen game lineups were. I'm definitely skipping this one this year but will be ready for next year when they are supposed to be taking the franchise to Japan.

The birth of the ninja...that should be freaking awesome man.

brish1037d ago

I never played Unity, bf4, etc.

I learned my lesson and if you look at the sales numbers for the games so did a lot of other people.

Kidmyst1037d ago

Not to mention a chunk of the game will be locked up to a mobile app, or ACInitiates that won't work 1/2 the time or sync up all past accomplishments. I've 100% synced almsot every AC game and got the platinum on them but AC Initiates showed the 100% but also said I never started the games.

user55757081037d ago

ubisoft should refer to their farcry 3 game and read through this again: please excuse the language its from the quote

Vaas: Did I ever tell you what the definition of insanity is? Insanity is doing the exact... same fucking thing... over and over again expecting... shit to change... That. Is. Crazy. The first time somebody told me that, I dunno, I thought they were bullshitting me, so, I shot him. The thing is... He was right. And then I started seeing, everywhere I looked, everywhere I looked all these fucking pricks, everywhere I looked, doing the exact same fucking thing... over and over and over and over again thinking 'this time is gonna be different' no, no, no please... This time is gonna be different, I'm sorry, I don't like... The way...

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Father__Merrin1038d ago

will use AC unity technology? will that include floating bodies, headless npc and possibly another 13gb patch

Pintheshadows1038d ago

My favourite is still, 'oh, that man in the crowd suddenly has a hat, and that man is now a woman, and that woman vanished into thin air'.

KiwiViper851038d ago

Mines when your stalking the rooftops being ultra stealth, then there's a couple of NPC's standing next to you chatting about the weather.

bixxel1037d ago

LOL read this: http://kotaku.com/ubisoft-c...

"A few things weren't perfect." A few.LOL.

Christopher1038d ago

We deserve to have them devote more time to each game. They should move AC to a release schedule of once every two years. They are harming their IP by rushing new games out every year, IMHO.

matrixman921038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

but most of the games already get 3+ years in development. Unity was the only different one, since they didnt have devkits that long ago probably.

Its not just one studio making all the games

MSBAUSTX1038d ago

So you are saying that there are multiple
$h!tty studios within Ubisoft. Wow could have fooled me....

Christopher1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

That's a lie.

The "3+ years of development" really means 2 years of writing and basic design work with the usual 1.5 years of actual development work that will result in the graphics, gameplay, and whatnot being done.

There's a lot to "development" and they make it sound like the programmers and artists and QA are there through the whole point. They're not. They start "development" at the stage when they have the writers and researchers working on the concept of the new game.

Edit: And while they do have multiple studios, the period of work is still the same. They hire or move people from one studio to another as needed to work on the content once they are done making last year's game (or done patching it, as the case may be).

Eamon1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

Multiple studios does not automatically equate to better creativity or performance. All it means is that less stress for a single employee since jobs are spread out across more manpower.

This applies especially with studios like Ubisoft that are more corporate than other studios (like Valve for example).

Why Ubisoft needs to go back to the biannual release schedule is due to two major things:
1) More time for creativity: Since each game is getting more stale (exception is AC4).
2) More time for bug-fixing. AC3 and ACU proved that Ubisoft did not give enough time for fixing bugs and glitches. Every open world game has a ton of bugs/glitches.

DragonKnight1038d ago

@Christopher: The problem with your thought process is that when, say, a game like Unity is done the team responsible for it immediately starts working on the AC game that's coming out after the one that's coming out after Unity.

So it's like this.

AC Unity Team worked on AC Unity
AC Rogue Team on Rogue.

AC Rogue Team works on AC6
AC Unity Team works on AC7

Factor in heavily reused assets and voice actors, and you already have less work to do. I swear that Ubisoft has stuck with European settings for so long so they can just reuse architecture and they DEFINITELY reuse voices. I've heard it.

That's how they can release a new AC game every year and still take the 3 years to develop one game.

That said, the fact that they are so big is the franchises biggest problem. Too many Chiefs, not enough Indians as the saying goes.

Christopher1037d ago (Edited 1037d ago )

***The problem with your thought process is that when, say, a game like Unity is done the team responsible for it immediately starts working on the AC game that's coming out after the one that's coming out after Unity. ***

That gives them the ~1.5 years I mentioned above to work on the game prior to release considering they don't move on until major patches and DLC are done on the one game and finish the other game at least a month prior to actual release (which is what we get into our hands) when they then move onto patching and ongoing DLC work for the game.

I probably didn't explain how I came up with the ~1.5 years, but it took into account moving people from one game to another. And, I still stand by that the first year, at least, is comprised primarily of designing, writing, and research. Essentially the stuff that gets converted (or cut and pasted from older games if possible) into the game world.

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TheCommentator1038d ago

Assassin's Greed. Please Ubi, finish the story and move on.

ziggurcat1038d ago

I would argue that they should just eliminate any regular release schedule, and just release the game when its good, and ready.

Christopher1038d ago

For some reason, that's a foreign concept to 75% of the developers out there. Even more if you include Greenlight/Early Access.

DragonKnight1038d ago

@Christopher: Come on now, you know that that's being too generous. Waiting is a concept foreign to at least 90% of publishers.

sameold1038d ago

What a surprise! another AC game...

strangeaeon1038d ago

Assassin's Creed at one point was fresh and new. Now we get it annually.

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