Ubisoft: No Assassin's Creed in 2011

July 9, 2010 // 11:07 a.m.

Tags: #2012 #ac3 #assassins-creed #montreal #ubisoft

Ubisoft Montreal's Jean-Francois Boivin has revealed that it's unlikely there will be a release of a new Assassin's Creed game next year, saying that the series needs a "breather".

Speaking to Eurogamer, the series' associate producer went on to say that such a breather would be "for the benefit of everybody".

"You can't plough a field every year. Once every three years – or once every something – you have to let it breathe. You have to let the minerals back in. I think it's the same thing with any license, really," he said.

Citing the example of annually released music game, he argued that interest and excitement levels decrease with such a cycle. "The excitement is a lot less than it used to be. You want to keep people excited. You gotta make people miss it a bit. It's like, 'Oh man! I'm so happy it's back!' But if you keep force-feeding to people then people are like, 'Yeah, enough of your Assassin's Creed'."

Following the release of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Boivin was unable to say specifically how much time the breather would last. "I think we could do something really true to the license if we skip a year and release it in 2012 or 2013. We need to keep it fresh though," he claimed.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood will mark the end of the hero Ezio's story, and Boivin was unable to give away any specifics concerning the next release, only saying that they know exactly where and when it will be set: "We know exactly where we're going."

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is due out in the UK on 19th Novembertt for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Check out our review of Assassin's Creed 2 for more info on the series.

Do you want to see another Assassin's Creed game in 2011, or do you feel that Boivin is right to say that such series need a breather? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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