Ubisoft’s plans to release Assassin’s Creed games on an annual basis hardly comes as a surprise, or a secret for that matter. Many have questioned Ubisoft’s decision, since it could lead to the dilution of the brand, but according to the company, they plan on releasing new games as long as the demand is there.
However it seems that Ubisoft could be rethinking their decision, at least that’s what’s been inferred from Ubisoft’s CFO, Alain Martinez’s statement. Speaking at an investor’s call last night, Martinez was quoted as saying, “Clearly we want to have every year between three, four, five major brands that we are able to release. This year we’re coming with four. Clearly Assassin’s Creed is on the yearly rhythm. We’ll see whether we are capable of keeping it but that’s what we are working on.”
The last part of his statement is the most interesting as it sounds like Ubisoft could be reevaluating their options. Of course it could just be Martinez phrasing his sentence the way he did and that it could mean nothing, but at the same time it could be a hint that maybe an annual Assassin’s Creed release might not be as feasible as they had initially thought.
So far Ubisoft has managed to maintain the rhythm since 2009 with Assassin’s Creed 2. Last year we were graced with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and later this year we can look forward to Assassin’s Creed: Unity for next-gen consoles, and Assassin’s Creed Comet for previous-gen consoles, like the PS3 and Xbox 360, but what do you guys make of Martinez’s statement?