Another Assassin’s Creed in 2011, Ubisoft Confirms
Sick of Assassin’s Creed yet? According to Ubisoft’s sales marks, the answer is a resounding “no!” And that’s why the company has confirmed it will release another AC game next year.
According to MCV, AC: Brotherhood has already topped 1 million sales, despite being only about a week old. That pushes the total sales for the whole AC franchise (which has games on the major consoles, plus spin-0ffs on the PSP, Nintendo DS and Apple’s iOS devices) up to 20 million units.
So basically, yeah, Ubisoft wants to make another AC next year, especially since its stock tanked right before Brotherhood. Assassin’s Creed is the company’s financial saving grace at the moment, it seems. Ubisoft Yves Guillemot said something to cryptic that effect just before Brotherhood dropped, as well.
And then, Ubisoft’s Chief of Marketing and Sales Geoffroy Sardin told MCV another AC title is due by late 2011:
“To date, the Assassin’s Creed games have sold in excess of 20m games. The series is on course to have sold 30m units by the end of 2011 – just in time for the fourth game, which hits late next year.”
There you have it — whether it be another short-sequel like Brotherhood, or the full-on Assassin’s Creed 3, isn’t quite clear yet, but it does sound like it’ll be a major console release and not a portable add-on like Bloodlines. This despite comments a few months ago from AC Associate Producer Jean-Francois Boivin stating he was worried oversaturating the market.
Apparently, Ubisoft is fine with that. It seems players are, too.