Assassin's Creed is a big franchise. Every entry in the series has sold tremendously well and the fanbase is constantly growing. However, the reveal of the latest entry in the series Black Flag had a slightly mixed reception from the community. Although many fans cannot wait for another adventure in the battle between Templars and Assassins, some were skeptical on the annual release schedule of the series and the personal drop in quality some are experiencing.
believes otherwise. The publisher firmly believes that the industry demands a new Assassin's Creed every year. Yannis Mallat, one of the leaders of Ubisoft Montreal, says sales will tell when the time has come for a change in release schedule, but an annual release is on track until that comes to pass.
Here's what he said.
"No. The players will tell us. Right now there are more and more coming into the franchise, so I don't see that day."
"It's our breakthrough. 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."
Although I like
Assassin's Creed, I think it's time to give the franchise some air, even if it's being made by multiple developers. The latest entries in the series have been underwhelming to many people, and Ubisoft has plenty of quality titles in the pipe line. Perhaps we should give the series a rest. After all, Assassin's Creed II came after two years, and many consider it to be the best game in the franchise.
What do you think? Do we need a new
Assassin's Creed every year? Sound off in the comments.