Ubisoft has revealed that the Assassin’s Creed series which spans numerous games actually has an ending, and they also confirmed what we know by this point–it’s an annual title.
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is the latest game in the series which will be released this year, and if Ubisoft wants to end the franchise they have already figured out the way to do it, according to Ashraf Ismail, the game director of Black Flag.
“We have multiple development teams, then we have the brand team that sits on top and is filled with writers and designers concerned with the series’ overall arc,” he told Eurogamer. “So there is an overall arc, and each iteration has its place inside this.
“We have an idea of where the end is, what the end is. But of course Yves [Guillemot, Ubisoft’s overall boss] announced we are a yearly title, we ship one game a year. So depending on the setting, depending on what fans want, we’ve given ourselves room to fit more in this arc. But there is an end.”
The Animus allows them to create new protagonists and implement them in a new game in a way that makes sense, so they should probably not be thinking of ending the franchise until the sales really go down.
Ubisoft recently released a Caribbean open world gameplay footage for Black Flag and it kind of shows why people buy this series in droves. Hint: It’s awesome.
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