In the past Ubisoft has stated that they plan on releasing a new Assassin’s Creed game on an annual basis, at least until gamers get bored of it. Some have questioned this strategy as they feel like it could dilute the franchise, but Ubisoft has stuck to their guns and has recently made a statement reiterating their commitment to annual Assassin’s Creed releases.
Speaking to Edge, Ubisoft’s VP of creative, Lion Raynaud, was quoted as saying that it would be stupid not to release a new Assassin’s Creed game every year. “We are able to offer people a new Assassin’s Creed every year because they want Assassin’s Creed every year. As long as this is true we would be very stupid to not satisfy this need, but it puts a lot of pressure on us to create something that will never disappoint.”
Raynaud also stated that Ubisoft plans to continue targeting consoles like the PS3 and the Xbox 360 simply because there are still more players on older consoles compared to newer ones, but at the same time will not hold back on releasing for newer platforms like the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One either.
A couple of weeks ago, several screenshots were leaked that allegedly belonged to the next Assassin’s Creed game called Unity. Ubisoft has since confirmed the existence of the game but they have yet to confirm another Assassin’s Creed game titled “Comet”. In any case what do you guys think? Are annual releases of Assassin’s Creed something you look forward to?