Assassin's Creed TV Series Is On The Way
Could it be the previously discussed Netflix project?
Ubisoft has revealed that it is working on an Assassin's Creed TV series. Assassin's Creed head of content Aymar Azaizia confirmed this during a Reddit AMA this week, though he declined to share any specifics about it.
"We will take our time to get sure we deliver something we can be proud of," he said.
An Assassin's Creed TV show has yet to be formally announced. Last year, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said the company was in talks with Netflix for a series, but he did not say which Ubisoft property might be spun into a show. It's possible Assassin's Creed--one of Ubisoft's biggest and most recognizable brands--is the franchise in question.
The TV show would presumably be produced by Ubisoft's film and TV division, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. The unit produced the Rabbids Invasion TV show for Nickelodeon, as well as the Assassin's Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender that came out in December.
In addition to the Assassin's Creed TV show, Ubisoft is reportedly at work on a sequel to Assassin's Creed. GameSpot has followed up with Ubisoft in an attempt to get more details on the TV show.
Also during the AMA, Azaizia was questioned about the rumored new Assassin's Creed game, Assassin's Creed: Empire. When asked if could say "Empire" just once, Azaizia replied, "lol." He was also asked if this image making the rounds is in fact from the next Assassin's Creed game. He said, "Not AC :)"
You can read the full AMA here.
The rumored Assassin's Creed: Empire is supposedly set in Egypt and due to launch in 2017. In a major change of form, Ubisoft did not release a brand-new game in the mainline series in 2016, though the compilation package Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Trilogy came out in November.