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AC3 has been in development for over three years, built by 8 studios

IncGamers: The development of Assassin's Creed 3 was hardly a secret (hell, we always knew it was a trilogy), but Ubisoft has now revealed to IncGamers that the game has been in development for over three years. By the time the game comes out later this year, that'll be closer to four years. (Assassin's Creed III, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

c1oudy  +   1412d ago
This sounds absolutely amazing, looking forward to it.
Relientk77  +   1412d ago
That sounds like they really put a lot of work into the development of this game. I cannot wait to play it. I hope its as good as Assassins Creed 2 or better.

yaz288  +   1411d ago
why AC2? brotherhood and Revelation were much better ..
jut420  +   1411d ago
Brotherhood and Revelations seemed more like expansion packs to me. ACII was such a huge improvement over AC that it made improvements in Brotherhood and Revelations seem minor. At least, that's the way I feel about it and why I consider ACII to be the best in the series. The original AC is still my favorite though.
kevnb  +   1412d ago
ill get it the minute it comes out for pc.
Voxelman  +   1411d ago
I wonder if they will manage a simultaneous launch this time. Or will they delay it again
360GamerFG  +   1412d ago
AC -> AC II = The greatest improvement in a game this gen. I was floored by AC II. Brotherhood and Revelations were pretty meh in comparison.
Here's hoping III is as big a leap as II was, or at least close.
pr0digyZA  +   1412d ago
I wasn't expecting as big a leap from AC2 to the other two because they seemed like expansion packs, with minor improvements (they were certainly lengthy and very good quality). AC3 seems like a big leap because they have been working on it the whole time and with a new setting and main character, it looks to easily be the best one. I can't wait to see some footage.
Redempteur  +   1412d ago
the leap with AC & AC2 was spectacular ( only uncharted 2 did better )and while AC3 seems pretty much perfect/impressive i'm not sure they'll succeed in doing a leap as big ..
kevnb  +   1411d ago
I really liked uncharted 1, thought it did some things better than the other 2.
Baka-akaB  +   1412d ago
the leap is already that big ... regardless of the game being as good or better (or gasp bad) . Most franchise do shift the gameplay as much as the three mais AC titles .

And yeah i was expecting nothing from AC Brotherhood and Revelation than more of the same , with different content . it was no secret that's why they existed .
matt1991  +   1412d ago
Doesn't every company say this?
brish  +   1412d ago
"AC3 has been in development for over three years"

Hmmm. Back in November 2011 ubisoft asked gamers where they wanted the next Assassin's Creed to take place.
Eamon  +   1412d ago
You could say it was a stealthy approach of assessing players opinion of American Revolution.

Instead of revealing the location in a simple poll of "Would you like the next Assassin's Creed to be set in the American Revolution?"

they probably added more choices to stop us from figuring it out. Although from Da Vinci DLC and ACR's ending, it seemed a bit obvious AC3 would be set in America.
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Baka-akaB  +   1412d ago
and ? they were just gauging the interest of their consumers . Testing the reaction to the american revolution settings , while verifying wich next setting could please people

Brotherhood and revelations happened precisely to give the main team those 3 years , will making some more money
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brish  +   1411d ago
"Assassin's Creed developer Ubisoft has asked the public for help choosing where the historical series will be set in a future installment."

So they didn't decide where Assassin's Creed 3 was going to take place until November 2011 but they say the game has been in development for 3 years?! Sounds fishy to me.
iamironman  +   1411d ago
depends on what they choose to work on. they can build the system like climbing and combat and whatever whenever they like and then add all that to the setting once they've figured it out.

the coding and balancing of core gameplay takes longer than the setting so they will obviously build that first. it's not like a film/book/play where you work out the story first and then build the game around it.
Grap  +   1412d ago
we need side quests...
itz_zombies  +   1411d ago
we need good side quests...
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garos82  +   1411d ago
cant believe you got a disagree! who the hell wants bad side quests????
NYC_Gamer  +   1411d ago
I don't believe that AC3 has been in development for over 3 years.Activision could come out and say the same thing about every Call of Duty game.
Voxelman  +   1411d ago
they had a small team working on it since 2 launched, mostly designers and writers and a team of programers working on the new engine improvements and underlying tech. While the rest of the teams cranked out Brotherhood and Revelations. Full production with all the content creation, 8 full studios etc probably started ramping up while they were finishing off Revelations late last year tho.

It is a smart way to develop games, it means you don't get into situations like FF XIII where you end up cutting half the content because you had a massive team creating content before the game design is finished.

The game has been in development for 3 years, it's just they weren't devoting full resources to it.

Each CoD game is developed on a 2 year cycle.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1411d ago
Ubisoft has alot of studios across the world working on different chunks of games

Revelations was made by 6 studios
Brotherhood was made by 4-5

And they start on them very slowly, doing it piece by piece, until they get one game done, and then immediately work on the next.
nilamo  +   1411d ago
God the development costs must be insane.
ZippyZapper  +   1411d ago
It looks real good and I love the snow. What sucks is there have been only two games I know of with a Native American star. Prey and now AC3, everyone else has had their day accept maybe aboriginal.

LOL @ Brit disagree's. Calm down you guys have been represented many times. You guys have a thing against Native Americanas or just the fact you lost to Americans?
wallis  +   1411d ago
I was going to agree with you and say I'd love to see more representation of this unique and beautiful culture but you went and pissed all over it by being a racist asshole.

And yes I'm very sore over something that happened two hundred years ago to people I've never met before. But by being such an absolute xenophobic tool you've done nothing but re-asserted the stereotype of Americans being afraid of anything that doesn't have stars and stripes and cheese on it. I know better than this, I know the country that gave us Martin Luther King can be a place of great thought and care. But I'd just like to highlight how your comment AGAINST racism is not only racist, but also re-enforces racist stereotypes.

Also check your history - I guarantee you your ancestors have more native american blood on their hands than mine. In fact if you had more than a jelly bean rattling about in your skull you might have realized that A) native Americans live in America, and B) my parents stayed in Britain. Yours went to America. Where the native Americans lived...and then rapidly died.
wallis  +   1411d ago
8 studios doesn't speak well for the design. I hope they're aware of the risks so many teams on one game can have on the design.

In no way is it a terrible thing. I'm just saying with so many people they're going to need to make sure that the final piece is cohesive and whole. I hope they do and I'm sure they will. I'd find out at some point but Ubisoft treat PC gamers like dirt so I probably won't.

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