Think There Are Too Many Assassin's Creed Games This Year? Ubisoft Says You're in the "Vocal Minority"

Ubisoft says hardcore fans are happy to play two Assassin's Creed games a year.

There are two Assassin's Creed games coming out this year: Assassin's Creed Rogue, which will let you play as a Templar for the first time in the series, and Assassin's Creed Unity, set in Paris during the French Revolution. According to Ubisoft, if you think that's a little too much Assassin's Creed you're in the "vocal minority."

"There are the hardcore Assassin's Creed fans that are happy to play two games and there are of course many fans who have not yet made that financial move to go to next-gen," Assassin's Creed Rogue producer Karl von der Luhe told Eurogamer. "And these are the guys that we're really catering for—they're thankful for the fact that they will have a compelling Assassin's Creed game to play on either their Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3."

According to Luhe, Ubisoft decided to release two Assassin's Creed games this year a long time ago, but he didn't say when it began production on Assassin's Creed Rogue. However, he said that the team is confident with the amount of time it had, even if it had a shorter development cycle than Assassin's Creed Unity, which went into development shortly after Assassin's Creed Brotherhood in 2010.

Assassin's Creed Unity launches October 28 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and. PC. Meanwhile, Assassin's Creed Rogue comes to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 11. We published previews for both games this week, which you can read through the links below.

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hermitkiller
hermitkiller

Only 2 AC games per year, that's just pathetic.

I want more!!!!

Ubisoft, take my money.

DAP2010
DAP2010

Any UBISOFT developer can take a look at the comments down below.


Do we remotely look like we are the vocal minority you absolute blind bats

DAP2010
DAP2010

They just dont listen do they? They simply just don't give a horse manure about what the majority of the fans are saying. How frustrating

antonyburnout
antonyburnout

Ubisoft need to release only 1 AC each year. I don't want invisible faces and floating npcs

darkdragon111
darkdragon111

Concentrating on quantity instead of quality is what destroyed the gaming industry in a first place. It might give them some fast money in a short run, but in a long run people will get sick of it and it will be their doom just as for many other companies in the last few years.

mokalid
mokalid

yeah just like call of duty, if they do that, too many people will start to hate this game.

raugutcon
raugutcon

Freedom Cry, that`s the name of the PS exclusive I wasn´t able to remember.

Chizaqui
Chizaqui

Dear Ubisoft:

Don't plan more than you can make with precision and efficiency. There's a standard to maintain after all.

If you can make 19 games that are fantastic, feel free. For the love of God, don't make another Unity.

Klyern
Klyern

#iminthevocalminority

mirage_so3
mirage_so3

The reason that people complain isn't even necessarily because it's an Assassin's Creed game. The issue is this company is getting away with selling half finished projects full of bugs every year with tons of DLC and micro transactions. Now you don't have to buy this game sure but that is not the point. The point is when a company starts to get away with this then others start thinking "Hey you know that's not a bad idea, we should also put in a ton of micro transactions and disk locked content." Games used to include all kinds of unlockables but now you have to pay for them. Resident Evil 4 had all kinds of weapons and costumes you could unlock for playing the game well but if it were made today you would have had to buy them all instead.

tr4newreck
tr4newreck

yea yea, Ubisoft is still a corporation, who's aim mainly, is money, if they can streamline the process of making that money they will, if it means more frequent and buggy releases, that's exactly what they'l do...  if outrage ever becomes big enough then they'l change, but till then its a fine balance of finding out how shoddy of a product you'l still pay 60$ for... its what all corporations do.


none of that process is in the interest of the consumer...

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

I am really going to enjoy the day clickbait Makuch has the duty of posting this headline:


"Bewildered former CEO of UbiSoft found drooling in a pool of his own urine clinging to official Bankruptcy statement from company, blames "vocal minority" for downfall."

Yaotar5
Yaotar5

Just keep them coming

joesguy
joesguy

Two games a year, and the core mechanics are just as unimpressive as they've been since the very first. It must be depressing being an AC fan nowadays.

Lykanthropie
Lykanthropie

game series with a new title each year are just to much, 2 is just stupid.

maddog123
maddog123

I am a hardcore AC fan, and even I'm saying "please stop putting out these games once a year. It's too much".

raugutcon
raugutcon

"you are in the minority" ---->BS


5 games AC games in two years:


Black Flag

Unity

LIberation

Rogue

And the PS exclusive whose name I can´t remember


No wonder why they launch unfinished, unpolished and full of bugs games that need patches like crazy.

dr_zomberg
dr_zomberg

ubisoft, hire me to play test the games.

i wont even charge a cent. just, TEST THE DAMN GAMES.

Uangry
Uangry

Ubisoft release unfinished games and they think they can talk down to us? Go F yourselves. :)

mrcardio79
mrcardio79

Black Flag has been the first and only AC game I've played and absolutely love the game. Why worry about playing the previous games and screw yourself out of a great game??

surfepic
surfepic

@mrcardio79  if you just played only one game. You cannot give ANY opinión about the other ones. Its like saying you won´t like driving a BMW, when you actually never drove one. AC1 and AC2 are epic and awesome games, even today.

rIVAL_sWORD84
rIVAL_sWORD84

I love AC games and was looking forward to playing AC unity co op and AC rogue, But was a bit disappointed to see annoying AC unity bugs that made the game unplayable. still hoping ubisoft will test the games in future before releasing bugfest.

lostn
lostn

Have yet to play an AC game, and have no inclination of starting. Kind of like with the Saw movies. There are just too many of them already, I think I've just missed the party. If there's an overarching story connecting every game then I'm out, because in order to appreciate the series the way it was intended, I'd have to begin with AC1, and there's no way I'm going to play 8 AC games (not counting handheld titles).

Plattenleger
Plattenleger

@lostn i completed AC1 and AC2, first was ok but too repetetive, second was good for its time. Then it all went to sh1t, because everything after that was basically the same stuff, so its kind of boring.  You are not missing anything imo, just skip AC series, its not worth it.

-s3r6i0-
-s3r6i0-

@mrcardio79 Black Flag is a good game because of the pirate aspect but after the novelty of that wears off it's just another shitty Assassin's Greed game. The story and characters are about as engaging as a bowl of oatmeal. Every character lacks depth and the plot loses clarity after a while and you find yourself feeling very indifferent when major supporting characters are killed off. The gameplay itself is bland and also lacking depth, it's like an 18th century GTA. 


You're not missing out on anything. 

mrcardio79
mrcardio79

Your nuts. AC Black Flag is an amazing game. You don't have to play previous AC's to enjoy the later and better games.

complete_i
complete_i

@mrcardio79 Black Flag was amazing. Extremely high rated and well liked. If only it had controlled descent it would be perfect. :P

Gaze51
Gaze51

There are too many awesome games out there to play 10 Assassin's Creeds. I played only the first two.

Ayzed
Ayzed

I'm one of the people who have enjoyed every assassin's creed game and never had a problem with the yearly releases, but after I played though unity, I'm going to say only release one next time, and maybe wait 2 years instead of one. Unity is kinda like AC 3, it's a decent game but the story sucks,
bring back the ability to fight with fists and the hidden blade too, and give us the OPTION to dual wield or single wield.. and the OPTION to have one or 2 hidden blades..

being able to buy all the gear and weapons is good, but helix rifts suck, those nostradamas things SUCK and are the complete opposite of fun, average gameplay because the combat is limited (no way to use hidden blade, fists, or a dagger like you could with ezio) bland story and sh!tty side content. Please make the next AC good... and take us back to a time where armour is relevant, armour is awesome. I'd rather different armours, daggers, swords and hidden blades to choose from than the guns and coats we keep getting.

Kratier
Kratier

all of the reviewers acting like AC core gameplay is bad and places like kotaku complaining about "you jump and you stab" as a negative FOR AN ASSASSIN'S CREED GAME


yeah its buggy yeah its unoptimized and unfinished, but with patches and fixes this is still a very good game worth buying

i bought it and do not regret it, the combat has improved dramatically it requires effort to win a fight and you can be swarmed easily, oponents dont take turns fighting you they will cheap shot you in the back and youll need to parry up to 3 people in a row without being able to even counter attack during that time


also the missions were totally revamped and improved, SO MANY GOOD MISSIONS. assassinate missions you actually plan carrying out the assassination, you set up an area before hand and lay in wait for the guy to arrive, 

no longer do you desync and totally fail a mission if you miss an objective, it dynamically updates the missions so if you mess up tailing someone you get a giant area where you have to find him in a crowd and then steal from him 

also there are murder mysteries you solve and piece together clues , 

the only complaint i have with the game are the chests you cannot open unless you sign up for their out of game things like initiates or companion app, like right out of the gate you got a chest you cant open for the entire game, THAT SUCKS. but that can be easily fixed in like 1 patch to make them all lock picked chests


complete_i
complete_i

@Kratier I don't think the counter mechanics for gunshots are any good + the apps and other garbage :\

ajmrowland1
ajmrowland1

One is for current gen and the other for previous gen. It's not necessarily a matter of how many come out at once, but which one you might be able to play, if not both. 

Dark-Exsphere
Dark-Exsphere

I wish they would make a full fledged game with a proper female who contributes to the story in a greater way than Aveline.... 

zdarkone
zdarkone

Hardcore fans? Yep, well I believe that I am one of those that this fat noodle of Guillemot calls AC/HC fans and that a shame to read this, because Ubisofy does not ever care of what their hard Core fan base wants - they don't even listen to their deppest fans. One example: Before releasing new games, patch the previous games and "you be Cool, Ubisoft it is what your AC/HC players want,

ajmrowland1
ajmrowland1

@zdarkone Liberation HD was actually the result of a fan petitiion to Ubisoft. Of course it's a business decision, but not one that would have been made had there not been demand for it.


Patches are another thing. The game breaking glitches are certainly taken care of, but I count myself among the hardcore fans who stopped caring about the rarer or more minor glitches. Patches are universally good for fixing glitches, but if I ever felt my experience was ruined by every guard walking blindly into a wall, I probably wouldn't enjoy the game much without that.

Burning_Cactus
Burning_Cactus

If that made us the minority, why would they even have to say anything about it? Way to address a problem by claiming it doesn't exist. Also I've never seen people specifically saying "Good thing there are 2 assassins creed games that I can buy this year and play on different consoles"

drago589
drago589

as long as there is no DLC for Rouge, it could be fine. . .  oh wait this is Ubisoft. . . .

gamer7736
gamer7736

I want one where you play as a character modeled off Jean Reno in the modern day. It should have levels like whacking a businessman who makes millions selling ineffective replica body armor to corrupt figures in the new Iraqi Army, a human trafficker who tricks illegal immigrants and cuts them up to sell spare parts to sick billionaires waiting for transplants, and a game developer that won't stop making sh*tty recycled games year after year, loaded with DLC after DLC, annoying management systems, and stupid unnecessary DRM.  "This is for Matilda"

ajmrowland1
ajmrowland1

@gamer7736 Vocal minority. Vocal. Like some social justice groups or political parties. 

RogerioFM
RogerioFM

I think it's stupid that people are complaining that there are too many games, simply don't buy them, do not read about them and and ignore them. It's simple as that I don't go to sports games articles to complain that they suck because I don't like them or think there are too many of them, because this year, man, there are a LOT of games I'm interested, it will be one of the best years in gaming, so many good titles and so little time. 


I do understand why some people might think that there are too many AC games and that they are milking the franchise and so on, but in all fairness it does not matter, the fan will still buy the games and he has all the right to. It reminded of people saying that all CoD games look alike and play the same each year, yeah, they do, it's what the fans want, what I wanted, it does not stop me from enjoying my Dark Souls games, Witchers, Journey or Last of Us or any other game I might be interested.

Weemanply109
Weemanply109

Completely agree. I understand some may feel tired of the franchise, but there is a great fan following that enjoy each title. I can openly admit to there being SOME dwindle in quality mid-way in the franchise (some people say it's Revelations and 3, but I love these) but the overall franchise is great and unique, imo. 


I hope they don't keep pushing out TWO titles per year, though. One per year is MORE than enough itself (hopefully they stop this). That's crazy and is only acceptable in this situation as a respect for the old-gen fanbase to ease the transition.

Dragerdeifrit
Dragerdeifrit

AC2 and AC4 are the only good ones so far, i don't see myself playing the next 2, rogue seems like a recycle from IV and Unity is reverting back to brotherhood...

Slinqy
Slinqy

@Dragerdeifrit 

AC1 was a good game in its time with flaws; good enough to draw a fanbase and call for a sequel. ACB was a also a good game, and one of the most well-received AC games under ACII and IV. The only bad or disappointing games in the console track have been ACR and ACIII [at least according to majority opinion], and ACR was hardly as atrocious as some might assert. So really, AC as a whole has had a pretty good track record as far as console games go. ACIII is the only game in the series that I would say was bad.

I'd also like to point out that ACU being akin to ACB, in that there is one sprawling city [other than that I'm not sure I see another connection to it] as opposed to having multiple locales isn't a negativity, as Brotherhood happened to be one of the better AC games.

So I can understand people feeling AC-fatigue, but I do not understand people saying the series is going down-hill as a whole. There is no reason to believe that Rogue or Unity [especially Unity after what we've already seen] will be bad games.

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

More!  We need 12 AC games a year.  Thats a game ever month.  Put plenty of microtransaction goodness and plenty of DLCs.

python1026
python1026

Considering the fact that AC actually innovates/rehauls every 2 or 3 games (unlike certain titles, I mean you, guitar hero) and the fact that they can use multiple settings and add "some" new gameplay mechanics every year, itll be a LOOOOONG time before this franchise dries up. No need to make stupid comments like these Ubi, seriously.

crusaderprophet
crusaderprophet

@python1026 i think this guy is trying to be heard and famous as he was assigned a recycle project by UbiSoft leaders...his words does not reflect Jade Raymond's mentality who built Unity, ACI and ACII