Apart from the highly anticipated title Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag, we are informed that two more games in the series are currently in production.
This was stated by the main Ubi himself, Yves Guillemot, CEO at Ubisoft...
In total Ubisoft is currently working on three Assassin's Creed games according to Guillemot. The only game that has been fully detailed is the upcoming Assassin's Creed 4, titled 'Black Flag', a game that will revolve around pirates and figures alike.
It wasn't so long ago that we were informed of the news that a total of seven development studios were working on the Assassin's Creed franchise. While impressive the franchise is a huge success and so its not all together surprising to hear that many devs are involved in making the AC magic happen. Another one of the three titles we have also heard about is Assassin's Creed 5 is being developed by Ubisoft Toronto.
"We are making sure the teams who are creating the different iterations have enough time—two years, three years, so that they can take risk and they can change the concept enough so that it can be appealing and fresh."
He continues: "Really, what we see is that we can have the capacity to regularly come with innovation. That is, for me, the formula: if you can really change the game on a regular basis and bring in innovation your fans want a product very regularly. Our job is to make sure the teams have enough power, enough energy and enough time to take the necessary steps to create a high quality game."
Well, we've seen a new Assassin's Creed game each year since the release of Assassin's Creed II. It seems as though Ubisoft would like to continue that trend, and who can blame them? The series is still getting more popular and known by the day.
Assassin's Creed 1, 2, Brotherhood, Revelations and 3 have made an appearance so far, in that specific order. Not only that, as Ubisoft also have an Assassin's Creed movie planned.
Nothing has been clarified about the third AC project at this time.
Last years AC3 was mainly set in the new world of the Americas. Mostly on dry land, but introducing the sea battle concept to the games mechanics. As this ship to ship combat was obviously a major investment focus, but given relatively limited attention in the sprawling land based AC3, this years AC4 Black Flag title is largely an open world sea exploration adventure around the caribbean.
AC4 Black Flag will be out towards the end of Oct or Early November 2013 depending on where you are from. This time around the PC version is not likely to experience any delays, compared to console release date as has been the problem in the past with Ubi console titles.
My question for you, dear GD readers - Will the Pirate Assassins Creed, sailing his way through the islands of the caribbean, exploring for treasure and trade offer the player a lot of fun? It was fun doing it all those years ago in Sid Meirs Pirates Gold, but will it work for the AC franchise?