Did you think the Assassin’s Creed series was complete, and that Ubisoft would call it quits on one of its best-selling franchises after the last installment? I didn’t think so. It’s no surprise that Assassin’s Creed continues to do very well in the industry with reports claiming that Part III exceeded the pre-orders of any other game in the history of Ubisoft. At one time, Revelations was the record holder in pre-orders until Part III smashed it by more than doubling it. Part III also did very well overseas, making it the best-selling game in the United Kingdom in the week of its release. So, I ask myself, why stop making a game that has constantly improving gameplay and sells?
Ubisoft got the ball rolling when CEO Yves Guillemot announced that the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed series would launch sometime between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014, which is the company’s fiscal period. According to Gamespot, the game will feature a new hero and reports suggest that it will be set in Brazil and possibly allow gamers to play in co-op mode.
Lastly, rumors are hinting that the new Assassin’s Creed game could launch on next-gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony.