During an interview with Eurogamer, Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat kept a positive attitude when speaking about the Assassin’s Creed franchise and its annualized releases.
“The players will tell us. Right now there are more and more coming into the franchise, so I don’t see that day,” he said. “When you have quality content, the frequency of coming out with the game is not an issue at all. On the contrary, people expect more and more of that content. So it’s natural to be able to provide that content. The gamers are happy and it’s our job to make them happy.”
“When we say we are annualising the franchise, we don’t say the teams only have one year to work on a project,” Mallat explained. “Assassin’s Creed is mature enough in terms of reaching the critical mass of players and community, but also in terms of envisioning enough content for years to come, and in terms of technology to sustain all that. And more importantly, it’s mature enough in growing the talent and the core teams so we can have several core teams working on the next one and other projects on the brand.”
Currently a whopping total of eight Ubisoft studios all over the world are working on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag as every day brings us a little closer to its October 29 release date. Recently, the latest installment’s first trailer was released worldwide.