New Assassin's Creed on the way

Next chapter in series to feature new hero and new time period, release in next year; Far Cry 3 follow-up to launch in under four years.

During a post-earnings financial call today, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced that the next installment in the Assassin's Creed franchise will launch in the company's fiscal 2014 (April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014). The game will feature a new hero and will be set in a new time period.

No platforms for the new Assassin's Creed game were announced, though future consoles from Microsoft and Sony are rumored to launch later this year.

Previous reports suggested the next Assassin's Creed game could be set in Brazil and possibly feature co-op.

Assassin's Creed III is the latest entry in the series and has shipped more than 12 million units to date. That game is set in Colonial America and stars Connor Kenway, or Ratonhnhaké:ton.

In addition, Ubisoft addressed the future of the Far Cry brand, saying that "fans certainly won't have to wait four more years for the next Far Cry," according to Joystiq. A Far Cry 3 follow-up comes as little surprise, as the game has shipped 4.5 million units to date.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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502 comments
bmart970
bmart970

Why was I sent here from a Far Cry article?

dj-armeliaz
dj-armeliaz

What if the next game's story would take place in WW2 Germany? During the game's missions we would assasinate the top leaders of the Third Reich regime... who would, of course, be Templars :) ...okay, I'm ready for the RANT FLAMING :D

nanquan72
nanquan72

Not Japan Ubisoft. Your historical research has been good so far so, so you will know that ninja DID NOT EXIST! They are a modern fabrication. What ever the setting I can only hope it isn't anything the fans want because AC was so unique it got me sucked right in. Adopting popular fan ideas takes the surprise out of it for me, although I do expect it to head to Asia at some point.

ryandalusung
ryandalusung

bring AC to the philippines! a filipino hero, with the famous Lapu-Lapu (as an assassin) killing Ferdinand Magellan!!!! with all the edged weapons filipino martial arts are famous for, it would make a FANTASTIC setting for an AC game. there are jungles and s**t... and they could use volcanoes for the settings of tomb exploring!!! i think it'd be awesome

chrisangelo2k7
chrisangelo2k7

I'm totally pleased, and as a matter of facts, very glad I get to play a new AC game every year. People who rant about the yearly release are plain stupid: The reason why the AC games are made yearly (and it has been stated quite a number of times) is because EACH AC game was/is made by a totally different team in a different country. To me, that alone is more than a legit explanation. Still not happy? Don't buy it yearly and do us fans a favor and stop ranting like an unhappy wife.

I'm not too hot about the Co-op thing. AC has ALWAYS been about the joy of exploring, tracking, investigating, spying, tailing, and killing ALONE. That feeling of lonesome hero should NOT be tamed. Training assasins wasn't bad as it's up to the player whether or not to summon them/use their help.

And last, but not least, my dream settings would be Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Feudal Japan, Imperial China, or Medievil England.

MikeRobe867
MikeRobe867

I really dont know if this will be the only one, but I do think there will be an ancestor in the first civilization.

Clientel
Clientel

can people (game designers) *ahem* understand not every game should be a co-op feature. if they go thru with the co-op . all assasins creed lovers will die, and everyone whop like the game can say goodbye to no more assassins creed.

Sindroid
Sindroid

What i hate about Ubisoft is that you can´t change the game language. They put out all their shit in your mothertounge. Reading norwegian menus and subtitles is so pathetic.

nick-nikol
nick-nikol

Well the game (ASSASN.CR3)it's natural for the game as it was very well made and very nice to play.to go on.I never believed to see the last of it.Looking forward for the new story mode, Brazil dosen't sound bad,and maybe be made in a much modern era.As for far cry THE SOONER THE BETTER. GREAT GAME, WONDERFUL CHARACTERS, AND A BEAUTIFUL ISLAND.I hope they don't take long I hope it is made soon because I'm getting older and my reflexes are getting less if they take 100 years to make it.

rgdfglfhgkh
rgdfglfhgkh

i dont think their is more suitable place to start a new story than ancient Egypt

may b this elders have something 2 do with them

Seppisweet
Seppisweet

The first civilization coincides with the ancient alien theory of creation. Therefore I think ancient Egypt would be an awesome setting for the next game. It would allow you to uncover secrets of the first civilization, as well as perhaps a motive for Juno??

Camelotsmoon
Camelotsmoon

I only play AC for single player lol. Hopefully AC4 will be polished unlike AC3 was. Tellin ya I just played all 5 of them in the span of a month and a half, AC3 was the worst out of them all. Graphical glitches, shitty character development, some very annoying combat bugs, ect (it's been like 5 months since the game came out so by now that's unforgivable really). Hell far cry 3 seems like it had been givin a lot more attention. Be very slow with this next one ubisoft, don't try to cram as much shit onto the disk as you can and cut corners again.

Slinqy
Slinqy

It might be time to go to China. It's inevitable! I think.

MonkeyStew
MonkeyStew

Not gonna lie, kinda hoped ubisoft was going to work on a new prince of persia.  Can't blame them for the AC milk.. 

DanielDude97
DanielDude97

Just because they release every year doesn't mean that they've only worked on them for one year, they said it themselves

UrbanTracker
UrbanTracker

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, take your time, quit copying Activision!

VarietyMage
VarietyMage

Like Mass Effect 3, they killed the series with #3.  I'm not buying another one.

Void_Kross
Void_Kross

What would be interesting is if they allow you to somewhat create your own character. Especially since they killed off Desmond. Maybe even create the way our ancestor will look. Have an animus world and journey around the real world. But of course we know they wont do that since it's going to release this year or next year.

alpha_unit97
alpha_unit97

Now that *Spoiler Alert* Desmond's dead, i hope they use the opportunity to really change up the series, it desperately needs a fresh start (or restart i should say). Maybe even change up things like the combat system or add more stealth! 

WoZe
WoZe

Hope Ubisoft doesn't listen to any of the whiners. This franchise is one of the best and the devs work hard to create a rich single player campaign. Very few games where you get this kind of experience.

WoZe
WoZe

I'm STOKED! After AC3 I replayed it again and again. Need to get my AC fix every year!

burkhardt5
burkhardt5

I love the AC series but I am worried that it has run it course. I am wondering what they are working on to keep the lattest version fresh?

JamesThePrince
JamesThePrince

I love how people are talking crap about the Assassin's Creed Franchise and the next game when you DON:T KNOW SH!T! what it will be.So shut your mouths and shove them negativity up your arse and go play your video games!

wyan_
wyan_

So the next game is Assassin's Creed One Hundred and Twelve, right?

4iDragon
4iDragon

Desmond dead so a new Protagonist

dnguyen3
dnguyen3

Please Ubisoft don't milk the heck outa AC. You were doing well up to AC II. If there's a different protagonist then dear god I hope this is something in the making for years behind the scenes. If not, well you understand people are getting tired of regurgitated material. 

marting265
marting265

I seen artwork on ign or gamespot i cant recall, but they did atwork on the next AC they thought would be good and it was set in China or Japan i believe..and it looked epic.being a ninja and assassinating people..please do that!

Samparksh
Samparksh

Well you got to be honest here. I've always enjoyed playing an AC game yet I've never thoroughly been satisfied with an AC game when I look at it as a package. I can bet that AC4 can survive in the gaming market even if it just brings good graphics and gameplay to the market.I just don't want them to add any shit mechanism again like the trade system.And it's better for all you Prince of Persia fans to get yourself outta here!!!The franchise comparison can't be done here.The AC franchise is far more superior.Plus,I guess the next-gen consoles will only help the franchise.

Derugs
Derugs

Co op is garbage!!  


Aderdunn_3
Aderdunn_3

ACR's story was so bad that I didn't even bother playing the single player of AC3! Multiplayer is still fun though :P

Sauvent
Sauvent

I have nothing against annual releases to be honest, as long as they are well made games. Unfortunely, I can't think of any annual franchise that actually releases well made games: since AC got annual releases, the games have been filled with bugs and glitches and feel unfinished. And don't get me started on the PC versions: AC 3 was one of the worst ports I've played in my life, I was geting 10 fps in Boston, for fucks sake.

If you want to annualise a franchise at least do it right.

pgrammus
pgrammus

Wonderful. More cookie cutter crap that was revolutionary in AC2. And what anticlimactic horrible ending are they going to slap onto this new one? I think the fans should be fed up with the series by now. I sure am. 5 freaking games, little to no movement on the Desmond story, the horrible ending that played out in the last AC game, and the mediocre gameplay is becoming stale and old. 

There's going to be tons of hype, tons of pre-orders, and tons of disappointment. If Ubisoft can keep repackaging the same content and reselling it to gamers without any real change, then they're going to keep doing it.

Don't expect anything monumentally different. Same old substance with a few new moves, maybe a weapon or 2. That's all.

Navardo95
Navardo95

I will be honest..I disliked Ezio a lot...and I simply couldn't take him as an Assassin...
Altair will always be the best..all hail the God Of Assassins <33

Stringerboy
Stringerboy

Holy crap nice sales for Far Cry 3. It was a major improvement from Far Cry 2, well deserved.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@nanquan72  

Guys sneaking around on rooftops in black costumes is a somewhat modern fabrication, yes. But that does not mean that Shinobi never existed. They were just more likely to go the Hitman route (wearing disguises), than to jump 20 feet in the air, while taking on massive armies single-handedly. 


But doesn't that sound familiar? The modern fabrication of the "Ninja" is more in-tune with AC than what the real Shinobi are.


Anyway, with the exception of the assassin's in AC1 (during the crusades), Ubisoft's representation of the Assassin's order is far from historically accurate.

WoZe
WoZe

@burkhardt5 Why does it have to end? They can change the setting, character, weapons, and create an entirely new story around it just like AC3. I don't get how anyone can get tired of AC. Not like you're getting a boring 3 hour campaign and a huge multiplayer component like COD. 

24714733
24714733

@4iDragon  i thought they were gonna give us a surprise. damn !!! 

Assemblent
Assemblent

@Aderdunn_3 The closing of Ezio and Altair's story was bad? It was probably one of the, if not the most memorable moment in videogame history of 2011.

ThereWillBeNPCs
ThereWillBeNPCs

@Aderdunn_3 You do not deserve ac at all. multiplayer isnt even that fun, maybe for 5 hours. "only play ac3 for multiplayer" christ

AizazSharif
AizazSharif

@24714733 for me dsemond is not dead........ ahh i will not spoil anyone's idea but remember this line thst he isn't dead :)