Ubisoft CEO announces Assassin's Creed game for 2012.
Yves Guillemot, Chief Executive Officer of Ubisoft, announced that there is a new game in the series to be released in the coming year. Broken during a conference call, the announcement is very short but gives fans of the series reason to drool; the new game has a rough timeframe to release.
"There will be another great, full-fledged Assassin's Creed
title next year," Yves Guillemot continues, "It will be another major release and we will be communicating more about it in the coming months."
The real question that this raises is exactly what the storyline is going to revolve around. Assassin's Creed: Revelations
, released on home consoles on the 15th of November, has already been confirmed to end the storylines of both series protagonists Ezio Auditore da Firenze and Alta´r ibn La-Ahad, giving these two leads one last hurrah. If that is the case, the only character that remains is Desmond Miles, the current day descendant of the other two leads.
Of course, Ubisoft are keeping tight lipped about the new storyline, with the only clue being from Creative Lead Alexandre Amacio in an interview with Eurogamer.
"In Assassin's Creed
we set up a timeline with this whole end of the world plot of December 2012... we obviously need to [finish] before we arrive at that point." Indeed what would the periodic setting the series be like by focussing solely on Desmond Miles, or would a new blood relation would be injected into the story if needed? Assassin's Creed
is famous for including endings which ask more questions than they answer, meaning a vital clue to the storyline of the third game may be hinted at through the ending of Assassin's Creed: Revelations
. But this leaves one vital question for fans of the series; will this new Assassin's Creed
end the series?