Report: Two Assassin's Creed games coming in 2014, series under "massive re-scope"

One title planned as exclusive to last-gen and the other for Xbox One/PS4, according to new report; Ubisoft says it does not comment on rumor and speculation.

Ubisoft has not one, but two distinct Assassin's Creed console games in development for 2014, according to a new report from Examiner.

One is in development exclusively for now-last-generation systems (presumably Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U), while the other one is said to be in development only for new consoles including the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The site's source also said the Assassin's Creed franchise is currently undergoing a "massive re-scope," though no other details are available as to what this may mean.

This information is, of course, unconfirmed right now and should be considered a rumor. We reached out to Ubisoft about the report, but were told, "Ubisoft does not comment on rumors and speculation."

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, released on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, and Wii U, is the most recent entry in the series. A new entry in the core series has been released every year since 2009, though Ubisoft has not announced a new game for 2014 yet.

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314 comments
RuthlessRich
RuthlessRich

Rumoured? Go back to your lives, people...

Shango4
Shango4

HA he is right Wii U is last gen. 

Sheik2
Sheik2

Hey ubisoft, how about making 4 games every 6 months??? you dont' have to polish any game, it can be the same fucking game every time and they can be buggy as hell anyways. Stupid 12-year-old boys will buy it with the money or their parents, parents that don't know how to keep their kids off them. COD prove it! it works!

I want to finish this comment with "LOL" but I cant. This fact in the game industry actually makes me very sad...

crognalsen
crognalsen

I like Assassin's creed, but I'd rather see more games in the Far Cry 3 mold.  I feel like Assassin's Creed games become boring (too me) at times.  I never felt bored playing Far Cry 3.

BARRICADE_28
BARRICADE_28

If you want fewer AC games...then stop buying AC games every year.  Same with Call of Duty.  They're only keeping up with demand.

BARRICADE_28
BARRICADE_28

You play the new AC game that just came out, then go to the bathroom, and when you come out you realize that four more AC games were made and you're woefully behind in the series' plot.

DemocraticTroll
DemocraticTroll

That's one productive cow...if i was a cow, i would be dead 2 years ago.

DemocraticTroll
DemocraticTroll

Because one game a year is not enough for them...i miss the PS2 era.

UKFX
UKFX

Even I admit that is too many AC games.

I played AC1 and that is it. I missed the others, not sure why... but I want them. I'm kind of hoping that Ubisoft have a deal in the Steam Winter Sale so I can purchase a poo ton of their games. Not overly keen on the idea of just having to make a uPlay account for the sake of activation though. Meh.

Please let there be an AC deal... muhaha, fingers crossed!


noladem504
noladem504

The 'last-gen' version they are working on is AC: Liberation HD. Which is a made-for-console version of the Vita game. The other is the next installment of AC. 


After seeing the masterpiece that is Black Flag, i cant wait for either of these new games. I have no problem whatsoever giving UbiSoft my money.

marcosrtc
marcosrtc

The original Assassin's Creed was a hit and the sequel a real masterpiece.

But now they just want to cash in by releasing boring and repetitive variations of the same old formula.

It is always the same thing: corporate greed.

The-Longshot
The-Longshot

Ok, so can we drop the Assasins Creed monocle yet and call this something else? I stopped caring about assassins creed games by the 2nd one when the story began to get more convoluted then an outhouse in Bangladesh. Try making a new IP please someone? anyone? Bueller? Bueller? 

tchanah
tchanah

And both versions to PC? Right? :D 

hyksiu
hyksiu

Assassins creed forever! Till death do us part!

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

i call bullshit on this 

every single year a new game 

every 2 years a mobile game (PSV or IOS) 


it's gonna get recycled forever 

CatAtomic999
CatAtomic999

You know, the series really just found it's footing again this year with AC4. I feel like Ubisoft's new-title-every-single-year approach is what was rapidly killing the franchise until Black Flag came along. The games were just soulless and boring.

I'd much rather see one great AC game every two or three years than a flood of mediocre titles. We can't miss you if you never go away, Ubisoft.

Lohdown
Lohdown

I have played every AC game released on consoles.  I am currently painfully doing the motions in AC4.  I have to say that the game seems more of a chore than fun.  This is why it has taken me weeks and I am only through sequence 5.  I really don't even have a clue what the story is because it is not exactly pulling me in.  I am Edward Kenway.  I stole a dead guys Assassin's outfit and now I am an expert assassin with all the moves.  Wth is that?

I feel that Ubisoft is just pumping out these games with no thought whatsoever to the animus / DNA memory relationship anymore.  Why was I seeing "Two years later" subtitles in AC3 when the animus used to say "Fast forwarding to a more recent memory".  The AI is absolutely horrible in AC4.  It hasn't improved one bit from AC1.  Sure, the combat has improved, but I can still murder a guard standing right next to his partner and the partner never even flinches.  Unless there are significant improvements to these games and they return to their roots, AC4 will probably be my last AC game.

orbit991
orbit991

So the campaign with be like 3 hours now, but they will add more empty non interactive "run around and collect crap" type content, super!


O forgot, add more of those folllow missions please, walking simulators are a blast, good filler to make the game seem longer.


Sarcasm off.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

This series has lost me.  Let me know when it becomes about assassinating people again.

maitkarro
maitkarro

@Shadowdanc3r Yes as Wii U is more powerful than Wii and can run a game like Call of Duty Ghost (didn't bother to search more, waste of time), Wii is on par with ps2 as it's basically still a gamecube in disguise, that's why Dolphin can run GC and Wii games.

maitkarro
maitkarro

@Sheik2 Stop whining this isn't COD, it isn't somekind of story deprived MP click fest with 12 year boys screaming in the mic.

skipper847
skipper847

@Sheik2 Just getting into AC4 my self and it plays different to all rest. Excellent graphics too (PC) and no bugs found yet just some annoying camera angles at times.

DukeMagnum
DukeMagnum

@Sheik2 what are you crying about? ac4 is a good game... ubisoft generally makes good games. far cry 3 was good, rayman legends was good, ac4 was good, im sure watch dogs and the division will be good... plus they have that 2D hand drawn JRPG-style game coming. 

Sheik2
Sheik2

@DemocraticTrollOur society has the fault, companies like ubisoft and activision just want to earn maximum money like everyone else and they just follow the market.

xKrNMBoYx
xKrNMBoYx

@UKFX  After playing AC4 on PS4 I also wanted to play the others I never finished.  If the previous AC games are not on sale look on eBay.  They have the disk versions that are brand new (unopened with new UPlay key) at cheap prices. $14 will get you AC1, AC2 Deluxe Edition, and AC Revelations in a bundle by Zotac.  I didn't see that deal at first so I ended buying Brotherhood and Revlations for ~$10 each.  Then I bought AC3 for ~$17 although the item is located in India.  I had the seller send me the UPlay code prior to shipping.  Everywhere else right now you have to pay ~$20-30 for AC3.

Creed02
Creed02

@UKFX Go and play AC2 first... A real masterpiece

noladem504
noladem504

@marcosrtc 

dafuq did you get all that from? Corporate greed? They have released excellent content for gamers since '09. If that is what you think corporate greed is than sign me up!


And if you think they just release boring and repetitive content every year than you have obviously not played black flag.

noladem504
noladem504

@CatAtomic999 

I agree only for the most part. The AC2 series was excellent whereas i found they kinda dropped the ball on AC3. But as you said, Black Flag is astonishing and a great change to rejuvenate this excellent series. Lets hope they keep it up. 

lonewolf315
lonewolf315

@Lohdown For one his animations are different than Ezio's and Connor's. I don't know why it's not pulling you in but I completed the game within the second week of PS4 launch at a 92% completion. Best game the series by far.

stryfeforlife
stryfeforlife

@CrouchingWeaselOr a stealth/sneak based cover system, really don't know why we cannot crouch behind boxes or other landmarks. just being able to use full walls as a cover system is not enough for a game that stresses stealth as much as the AC series does

projectpat72988
projectpat72988

@noladem504 @marcosrtc I cant tell if you are trolling or not? Im gonna go with trolling.


When Assassins Creed dropped it was a true original....innovative in every way and an absolute masterpiece. When I heard AC2 was coming out I had no idea how they could possibly make it better. AC2 was superior to AC1 in EVERY...single....way. I was blown away at how this sequel managed to build on EVERYTHING that was good about the first game 10 fold and then make it better in ways I wasn't even thinking of.  Brotherhood was a great game.....but they have since turned into yearly installments of the exact same thing rehahed over and over and over.


Hey Ubisoft! How about a jump like AC1 to AC2 again huh?

noladem504
noladem504

@The-Longshot@hyksiu 

yeah dude....really. AC is an excellent product, always has been. With Black Flag they have outdone themselves. They definitely removed any concern of mine regarding "just another AC game" with this release.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@SweetPandaLove@Thanatos2kAh, but assassinations is no longer the focus.  The focus is being Forrest Gump to history while you are railroaded through a series of linear missions with optional objectives that force you to follow a script the devs laid out for you.


Not about planning and executing assassinations.  You spend more time chasing animals around the woods and decorating your house now.

Kevlar101
Kevlar101

@Thanatos2k @StaticPenguin @SweetPandaLove  Since AC3? That would be a short time span, hm? 


I don't consider Brotherhood to be the third game  (and I assume that you are referring to Brotherhood). I consider Brotherhood and Revelations to both be Interquels, because they are not full sequels, but rather Parts. The first game in the Ezio Trilogy (which I have dubbed "Vengeance"), is Part 1. Brotherhood is Part 2. Revelations is Part 3. They all make Assassin's Creed 2. I think of those three games not as individual titles, but rather as a single title.


So therefore, what I suspect that you meant to say was that the series has been going downhill since mid-way through Assassin's Creed 2.

Kevlar101
Kevlar101

@Thanatos2k @lonewolf315 @SweetPandaLove  All of these poorly thought criticisms of "house owning" are starting to piss me off. I see no logical reason why an assassin shouldn't be allowed to have a god damn life outside of the Assassin Order.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@lonewolf315@Thanatos2k@SweetPandaLove

1. You have freedom until you start a mission, then you're railroaded by the devs.  Also, the optional objectives all but force you to complete everything in a very specific way.  The freedom is a lie.  In AC1 all they said was "Kill this guy" and let you figure out how to do it and get away.  Not "Kill this guy with a leaping assassination from the pole directly next to him" or "Kill this guy with a gun from a nearby bench."

2. What are the objectives that are given to you?  Do they have to do with assassinating someone?  Or are they usually nonsense about building a house or following random idiots around?

lonewolf315
lonewolf315

@Thanatos2k @SweetPandaLove AC4 has a ton of freedom. They're linear in the sense that you have an objective but if you didn't have an objective to complete you'd just be mindlessly wandering the world with no idea what you were supposed to be doing. If you have a problem with being given objectives to complete to proceed with the game I don't think video games are for you.