Chief exec Yves Guillemot indicates Ubisoft is rethinking Assassin's Creed's release strategy too.
Good, no game should have yearly releases, with the exception of sports games and even that is a stretch.
Even sports games don't need annual releases. They are doing very little to justify $60 every year. Better off releasing a game every 2 or 3 years with major changes but updating the previous game with patches and roster updates. But people keep buying them every year so this will never happen.
I think ideally every other year for a sports games would work with roster and rule updates in between. But there's no way the organization behind the sport would go for that considering all the money they make yearly.
There's so many, I completely lost interest in the franchise long ago. ACII was very good, but releasing more than one game a year on average (I count 13? games by the end of 2016, so 13 in 9 years, 12 in 7 years.. and it's likely I'm missing something).. there's no way I'm keeping up or catching up with that.
If this is the case then they should reboot it and carefully plan it out Start from the furthest, far back time period you can and work from there. Hell start with Adam and Eve if they want. Just don't set it in the same world they've built up. It's just a confusing mess now. Maybe have someone like Desmond who tries to learn more about his past while evading the templars in the future.
thank god. it's evident that the game's just getting too big for them to keep up with an annual release schedule. as much as i really enjoyed syndicate (love that it was brought back to being a single player experience with no tacked-on, irrelevant co-op/social media nonsense), these games need at least 2 years in between - ideally 3 to 5.
I'm picturing a fat lady..and she is singing. Anyway, good that Ubisoft realises the easiest way to save your franchise without actually innovating something is atleast not churn it out annually. If they did ended with some amazing breakthrough with AC:Empire, good for them. Who knew not making Assassins Creed game will save Assassins Creed games. lol
they definitely needed to rethink the formula. The latest games have not come out complete either through ambition or a rush to get it out the door. As long as the game is quality yearly releases aren't bad, but AC has taken a nosedive after blackflag
Unbelievable. Logic and sense is finally prevailing
Finally. Assassins Creed was once a premier open world franchise but the quality has been dropping. I am really hoping they come back with a bang in 2017 and re-launch Assassins Creed with the mysteriousness and ambition it used to have.
Its so sad they've ruined this franchise with over saturation... They need to put a good few years and alot of effort into one final game and then just leave it
Assassins Creed every other year, and not annually would be great
or maybe release the game when it ready!!! either it take 1 year or 5 years to be completed
I just hope they focus on a story and improve combat. Also bring multiplayer back, it was so fun and unique.
Take into account the morale factor at Ubisoft; how many employees are just completely jaded at the prospect of building yet another AC? While new and fresh IPs are whizzing by with fresh ideas and new stories from other companies, your job is to tweak the newest protagonists fuckin costume so that it "really stands out from the last 6 eagle suits". Consider it for a moment. We, as gamers, are at a point with AC where we're rolling our eyes and asking "really?" When another take on this game is getting announced. We don't do a single stitch of programming for this game. Imagine being on the inside of that? Gross. That's the problem with creating such a terrific game. The guys upstairs see a cow that needs furious milking until the thing is skeletal. Creativity, the thing that built the fucking cow in the first place, gets put back into the vault as if it's got a limit to the amount of shit it can create. Now we see the divisions and the ghost recons coming out of the woodwork. For Honor is another one. How many iterations of THESE games will we see before we start to roll our eyes? Hopefully this is a creative turning point for Ubisoft.
Activision, take note. The people have spoken.
*Money has spoken Ubisoft did this because Syndicate didn't sell well if people stop buying CoD Activision will take similar step but the fact is CoD has a lot of hype won't help some people buy consoles just to play CoD and fifa
Better late than never!
I haven't played the last couple of assassins creed games due to franchise fatigue. If you bring out a game yearly it has to have serious amounts of innovation otherwise people get bored. The anticipation for a new creed game has all but gone for most people but give it a 2-3 year break and people may crave more.
Is everything right with Ubisoft? I'm worried now, but this is a great news.
It got to the point that I couldn't care about the game anymore. The story got so convoluted and the gameplay so repetitive that no amount of spins could make the game what it was with the first couple installments.
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