Ubisoft sure is conducting the Assassin’s Creed hype train at full throttle, Ranters. With the release of the newest game in the series, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, launching only hours from now they aren’t about to let the train slow down, either. The company has already confirmed another entry for their hit franchise that will launch sometime within the next fiscal year. That means that sometime in 2011 and 2012, Ranters will get to see what’s next for Desmond Miles and his assassin ancestors.
Today, Ubisoft CFO Alain Martinez and CEO Yves Guillemot attended an investor conference call and were asked if their company has any plans to release another Assassin’s title in the next fiscal year. Martinez answered:
“We don’t want to comment. Maybe after Christmas in January we’ll be able to talk about what kind of product we have.”
Not content with Alain’s coy answer, Mr. Guillemot chimed in with the confirmation:
“There will be something around Assassin’s – that’s all we can say.”
We all know Assassin’s Creed 3 is coming eventually, but whether or not Guillemot and Martinez were referring to Assassin’s 3 remains to be seen. This product that the duo refers to can’t be Ascendance, as that’s already been unveiled. So, is it in fact AC3? International Brand Manager Eric Gallant was quizzed last month on the matter:
“I can’t talk about next year or the following years. The only thing I can say is that it is our biggest franchise and we’re always thinking about new ways of keeping our fans excited and into the brand, so there could be surprises and announcement in the following months.”
“Biggest franchise” is right. Ubisoft has been spending quite a lot of money on Brotherhood, doing their best to ensure the title realizes it’s full sales potential. Any Ranters out there that have an idea as to what we’ll see next from the franchise? Will it be more supplemental content like Ascendance, or is Ubisoft ready to unleash a new protagonist upon the masses with Assassin’s Creed 3? Let us know in the comments section!
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood launches November 16th, 2010 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and February 22, 2011 for PC.