Assassin’s Creed 3 Brought to You by Annualization

Alex Hutchinson, creative director for the Assassin’s Creed series, sat down with Eurogamer last week at E3 to explain how yearly title releases following Assassin’s Creed 2 are what allowed his team to be so ambitious with 3.

Hutchinson offered a reminder that AC3 has been in the works since early 2010, and was in development by a separate group at Ubisoft even as Brotherhood and Revelations were being released.

“The core team on this one has been working at it for almost three years, which is something you can almost never get in the industry these days,” said Hutchinson. “It’s too expensive, too risky. So we need the other projects to support that kind of development – these big jumps.”

Despite my personal opinions on how stale and formulaic Assassin’s Creed was becoming due to it’s yearly release schedule, the man has a point. Both of Assassin’s Creed 2′s sequels scored well with critics and were among the best-selling video games of their respective years, bringing in tons of green for Ubisoft. But if Assassin’s Creed 3 blows everyone’s mind, could we get another spin-off trilogy? That would certainly test the mettle of even the most die-hard AC fans.

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4 Comments on Assassin’s Creed 3 Brought to You by Annualization


On June 12, 2012 at 5:33 am

Any die hard AC fan will have the comin sense that ACIII should be the last in the entire series. As it was to originally have 3 main titles! Too many useless AC games like revaluations which became a bore and a drag. Prob won’t go down too well. This isn crappy call of duty which doesn’t seem to end and is also becoming repetitive non ending waste. Too much Of the same thing won’t get money and mugs deserve being ripped off!

Eagle Six

On June 12, 2012 at 6:52 am

I wouldn’t stick around to see a trilogy off of the new game, and I really want the story of Desmond Miles/the conflict between the Assassins and the Templars to end in this game.

However, I would pay for new games showing Assassins still related to Desmond but not mentioned or shown appearing in other time-zones. After all, it was hinted that the Assassins were very active during the Second World War, the Cold War, and even as far back as the Civil War, not counting what they did before Masyaf.


On June 12, 2012 at 10:35 am

…”by a separate group at Ubisfot”

Woh is Ubisfot? :) P

Ron Whitaker

On June 12, 2012 at 10:52 am

Nice catch. Typo fixed!