With Ubisoft having revealed Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag so recently after Assassin's Creed 3, fans of the series are starting to worry that the appeal of skulking around trying to assassinate your targets may be wearing thin. According to a recent interview with Eurogamer
however, Ubisoft Montreal head Yannis Mallat revealed that the yearly cycle of titles will continue, unless players tell them otherwise.
"The players will tell us," states an assured Mallat when asked about the annual releases, claiming that "right now there are more and more coming into the franchise, so I don't see that day." The key fact for Mallat however is ensuring that Ubisoft will be able to maintain the high quality of each game despite the series' rigorous release schedule, something that can be contributed to having multiple teams working on the franchise.
"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 Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag is schedule for a release on October 31st, though as you can expect Ubisoft has already revealed
another title will be ready for release next year so mark your calendars.