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Ubisoft: More "Anticipation" Needed For Assassin's Creed Sequel

Last year, Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed became one of the year's best titles, and most fans have been expecting a sequel at some point. However, this may not happen unless there is plenty of feedback from gamers requesting it.

Ubisoft seems a little gun-shy about turning IPs into long-running franchises according to a recent article in Forbes magazine. Laurent Detoc, president of Ubisoft North America, says the publisher doesn't plan to embark on a sequel to AC unless there "is more anticipation for it," and cites previous examples of games that didn't perform well as a "long-term franchise." One of those examples was Prince of Persia: Sands of Time that sold "2 million copies in its first month" but didn't really continue in popularity; the next title (Warrior Within) didn't arrive until three years later. The bottom line is that Ubisoft is going to go with the flow on this one; if there's a big enough outcry for Assassin's Creed 2, they might start working on it. But if not, they will focus their energies and resources elsewhere.

So if you were one of the many who loved the original AC and would like to see a sequel, it's time to make yourself be heard. Start up a petition, speak out on the Ubisoft forums; do whatever you think might be helpful. We do advise against contacting Ubisoft directly about this, however; that'll just waste a lot of their time. They won't ignore you if you go public, though!

6/24/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (38 posts)

The_Vandelizer
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 10:12:32 PM
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I Didnt like it.. Over hyped.... Dont make it Ubisoft

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Deleted User
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 7:11:42 AM

It took a person of intelligence to understand the art behind the game play and incredible story. But here's the truth: Assassin's Creed combines the most amazing story ever created with huge environments that are fully traversable and great crowd reaction. I'll agree that the missions were REDUNDANT, but everything else catapulted AC to one of the best games imo in the history of video games.

AND I can't believe that Ubisoft hasn't ALREADY started working on it!

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giant123
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 10:15:53 PM
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realy?
the game was flipping amazing
one of the best games made this year

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 10:23:54 PM
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AC is one of the best games ever created, I just love it!

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Jed
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 11:44:47 PM
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It was one of the prettiest games ever, Let's start that petition!

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Tatsujin
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 12:00:49 AM
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I liked the game but I didn't like the game... It's one of those nice ideas but bad execution, I think I would give Ubisoft another shot at this though... Maybe they learned from theyre flaws?

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Minishmaru
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 9:01:05 AM

I agree, it had its ups and downs. I liked the whole idea of free running and a pretty vast map...but the missions...kinda lame. Could've been better...and multiplayer! Having a clan of assassins going around setting people up, having a group of guys being taken out, AMBUSH! etc...would be awesome :)

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Bugzbunny109
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 9:41:30 AM

Tasujin are you okay?, I mean AC had no flaws, it was the best every thing was awesome!

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Minishmaru
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 2:40:47 PM

just not his cup of tea is all.

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Gabriel013
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 1:37:31 AM
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It is one of very few games I could be bothered to finish. This obviously means I need to have a sequel.

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QuasarSquirrel
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 2:25:02 AM
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I have a hard time believing that they aren't planning a sequel, I mean they made a new frickin game engine just for it for crying out loud. Sounds to me like someone got a little crazy with the hype train in 2007 and wants to ratchet it down so there's less pressure to release another game before its actually ready.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 2:46:59 AM
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Or Ubisoft could make Assassins Creed 2 to continue or finish the story that hasnt been explained, AC1 alone fails.

On another note, If your going to make Assassins Creed 2, try add alittle variety, AC1 got so painfully repetitive. I never played it again after completion.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 3:17:13 AM
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[stands and then sits back down remembering he didn't pick up the game]. If Sony ever gets around to starting up the Greatest Hits system here in the US this is on my list. I want to play it I just don't think it is worth 60 dollars at this point. When it came out I didn't have the time to play it. Hopefully this will become a GH real soon. I also want The Darkness and Fight Night to get that little red label.

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Yogi
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 7:02:23 AM

oi, they dropped the price on AC to $30 about a month ago..

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Godslim
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 5:09:27 AM
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it was a bit over rated but still a good game

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ThePoetRazel
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 6:07:49 AM
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Assassin's Creed 2 must be made. It would be a travesty to not make another.
Ubisoft: if you want anticipation, get your ad team's asses into gear. Almost every PS3 and 360 user i know played the first game. And they want to know what happened next in the story. If you get the word out to people and remind them of the game, you will have anticipation for a sequel.

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shaydey77
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 6:24:36 AM
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Id prefer to see HAZE 2!!ha im joking!! AC was class!!the only thing was it got a bit repetitive towards the end in my opinion.Still if there was a sequel id definitely buy it.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 6:53:35 AM
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FTS. If you don't get your French @$$$ working on this I'm going to find a davey crocket and nuke your whole country. How's that for fan feedback?

Assassin's creed = the best story I've seen in any game. Amazing. I also love how they leave you hanging.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 7:02:52 AM
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If they work on the repetiton ( the missions the voice acting the people almost everything) then i might be excited but if not f*** it

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AscientDire
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 7:23:14 AM
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I really really enjoyed this game. The only dislike I had with it was the redundancy of the missions. I am likewise confident that Ubisoft would be able to improve upon that small error and create an unparalleled sequel. Besides, didn't they originally say this was going to be a trilogy?

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Laguna
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 7:40:16 AM
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Assassins creed had an intresting storyline and was well thought out....or maybe not so well thought out.

The story was mostly informative dialogue, the combat was too easy with counters, the whole simulator thing took away from the experience, because i wanted all Altair not pieces of Desmond.

Maybe if they work on this for a few years it will turn out great instead of rushing it?

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Deleted User
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 8:39:50 AM

They didn't rush it, they spent 3 years on it...and everything was well planned.

And you're wrong, the Desmond part was the most interesting part and the BACKBONE OF THE WHOLE STORY. If it was all with altair I would have said wtf is this game and it's lameass story. The futuristic part of it was 80% of the story.

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jonny_bolton
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 10:33:31 AM
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It seems strange that they haven't started work on a sequel yet. Infact, before this news, I was certain they'd have already done alot of the work. I mean the ending of tha game just screams "We're gonna leave you with this crappy ending, that isnt really and ending, so you have to go out and buy the sequel to see how it concludes". Anyway. While I agree that AC was one of the most jaw droppingly beautiful games I've ever played, the countyside sections were so boring and towards the end, after all the "pickpocket this guy, listen in to this conversation, COLLECT THESE BLOODY FLAGS(!), kill the main guy, rinse and repeat" fashion of the game I found myself completing the game just to see what happens...and as I said above, that wasn't forecoming...

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Deleted User
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 11:22:52 AM

I know, they should have started work on the sequel like the day after the first one was released. And I don't see why they wouln't be focused on a sequel right now...AC has sold millions of copies.

But you are an idiot, jonny bolton. The ending was very stylish and AC would not have been as successful and highly rated if they just said. OH HERE HAVE ALL YOUR ANSWERS WE WONT LEAVE ANYTHING TO YOUR IMAGINATION. Hangoff endings are AWESOME.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 11:07:02 AM
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My two cents: I loved the game as well (see my review), but as a few have said, I would want Ubisoft to erase the repetition in a sequel. I always had fun doing any and all missions/quests, but to have them always be the same got tiring.

I, for one, want a sequel. The original provided an excellent framework for the future; how can you pass up the chance to build on that?

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OtisFeelgood
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 10:28:44 PM

Agreed

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Fabi
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 4:11:03 PM
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You know what really got on my nerves about that game? (aside from the repitition) The damn voice overs! Every time you rescued someone (in any of the cities) they said the exact same thing! How do you go out of your way to make the cities so detailed, and put so much research into designing a game, but have something like that make it feel like a third rate game, instead of a AAA game?

Blows my mind. And the intro! My God! I remember when I first got it, I had somewhere to be in like 30 mins, but I wanted to take it for a quick spin, and the damn intro of the game FORCED me go to through a tutorial. I dunno if you could bypass it, but I couldn't. The graphics in the laboratory were horrible as well. Half ways through the game I started liking it, until I started noticing all these lil' details that made the game feel like a B game, then I went to hating it again. I don't care for a sequal.

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Darwin
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 6:21:26 PM
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I'm stunned that they haven't started work on a sequal. Based on the ending, it seemed like a given! Hands down, this was one of my favorite games of the year...right there with Drake. The story line was second to none and while the missions were repetative I didn't get bored with the game given the fact I could explore anywhere, climb virtually anything, and sword play to my hearts content! Guess I'll be spending time over at UBSISOFTS site for a bit begging for AC2.

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Xplicit
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 6:36:23 PM
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yeah, brilliant game but I don't understand why people say its too repetitive because it's not all that bad. cant wait till the sequel.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 7:49:40 PM
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Oh, in the next game, they need an incentive for collecting the flags in the PS3 version. Like an alternate ending or something...because there is no reason to even bother with those.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 11:23:12 PM
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Warrior Within did not release 3 years later you doofus. Haha. What a moron

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Daedusian
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 12:59:27 AM
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If they make a sequel, hopefully you can actually run around GTA style after you complete the game. I mean it was kind of silly that once you beat the boss you need to rewind a bit if you wanna mess around. Make some extra side missions or something! And the whole find the flag thing is just a cheap way of adding stuff to do in games nowadays. We need more meaningful stuff!

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Bugzbunny109
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 9:08:03 AM
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M'kay.......

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CH1N00K
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 12:06:29 PM
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Wasn't AC announced as a trilogy by Ubisoft when it was first released in the first place? Isn't that the whole point of all the symbols at the end of the game? Now they aren't sure if they want to make it? Sounds like someone is either dragging their feet a bit or is trying to create hype to get people excited about the game again. Must be a slow sales month for Ubisoft Montreal...need to sell more games to make the payroll....

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Humanbones
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 12:22:13 PM
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WTF,There HAS TO be a sequal!!!!!,With cliff hanging ending they left us with!!!there sure as hell better be a sequal,I am very hyped for an Assassins creed 2.Come un Ubi get it rolling!!!!!!!!

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Scarfaceps3
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 12:35:48 PM
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I and a lot of people I know hope for Assassin´s Creed 2 to come out soon. I am 20 and have played every game you can imagine pls don´t think I amsome kind of nerd or something cuz I am not! just like playing from time to time :) and this one is deffinetly of my favorites! its done amazingly I don´t even know how anyone can compare it to prince of persia cuz its nothing like it AC is much better in all ways. This game is so amazing I was a little dissapointed when in the end left with no answers and somehow its cool, the director has got real style when it comes to AC one of the best games ever! pleae let us se Assassin´s Creed 2 can´t wait for it...

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Naiman17
Friday, June 27, 2008 @ 9:35:40 AM
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they need to make a sequel to Assassin's Creed. i hope Altair is still the main character. if not it don't really matter but they still need to make a next game. Assassin's Creed was one the best games i've ever played. the storyline was great, the combat, the crowd reaction everything. it actually makes you feel like you lived in that era.

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coolistic
Saturday, June 28, 2008 @ 7:53:13 PM
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Assasin's Creed was awesome.

They end was so exciting that they just have to make a sequel!

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