Ubisoft's Guillemot Thinks Big, Assassin's Creed 2 To Cost 20 Percent More Than Original

On Ubisoft's year-end results call to analysts, CEO Yves Guillemot discussed the company's strategy for the year ahead -- a primary component of which is beefing up its internal titles, such as Assassin's Creed 2.

"During the year, we... continued to aggressively build the long-term potential of the company," said Guillemot. "We increased our investments by 84 million [euros], we hired 1300 new developers; we acquired five studios and created four."

Guillemot said these efforts serve a four-pronged growth plan: "First, adapt our strategy toward bigger games with higher quality -- for example, the second Assassin's Creed will cost around 20 percent more than the first one, and be a much bigger game," he promised.

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IrishRepublicanArmy3366d ago

i borrowed the first off a friend!!

Dellis3365d ago

Nice, the first one had a great story

gameplay was the issue(too repetitive) but I am sure they will

blow that out the water in this new game.

pwnsause3365d ago

I hope that means identical gameplay between the two platforms. AC1 didn't look pretty good on the PS3 version.

Rich16313365d ago

I probably won't be going anywhere near this one. I loathed the first one...has to be one of the most overrated pieces of crap I ever played.