Though we’re only four games deep, and richly steeped in the battle between the templars and the assassins, gamers still figure that Ubisoft has to have an end point for the Assassin’s Creed franchise. While only partly focused on a central mystery, one that gets teased via cliffhanger in each game, the Assassin’s Creed series has brought up more than its fair share of questions – questions that we inevitably hope get answered.
Unfortunately, based on Ubisoft’s recent comments, it feels like gamers will never truly get the closure they’re looking for. Sure, the current exploits of Desmond might come to an end in Assassin’s Creed 3, but that doesn’t mean this series is looking towards an end point.
In fact, Executive Director Laurent Detoc told Gamasutra that he hopes the franchise makes it to its tenth iteration, and beyond. He hopes that not only will Ubisoft be able to keep this annual series going, but that they will eventually be able branch it out. It’s unclear whether branching out means games of different genres, or just more off-shoots like Assassin’s Creed 3 Liberation.
It’s hard to deny that fan interest hasn’t been reinvigorated by the announcement that Assassin’s Creed 3 would feature a new setting and protagonist, but finding out that Ubisoft is willing to keep the franchise annual for many years to come is surprising. At this point they have so many development teams working on the project that the final product becomes a mish mash of a dozen different ideas. It’s a well-oiled machine, there’s n doubt about that, but it also makes us wonder what a single developer could deliver without a timeline.
Still, as long as the fans desire it Ubisoft should keep making Assassin’s Creed. Our only hope is that those larger questions that are frequently touched upon but never fully addressed finally see some resolution, even if it means leading to more questions.
Would you like to see more and more Assassin’s Creeds until it reaches its tenth iteration and beyond? If that means more sequels like Brotherhood and Revelations would you still be interested?
The most recent entry in the franchise, Assassin’s Creed 3, releases October 30, 2012 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.