Development Crew For Assassin's Creed II Triples In Size
It's one of our most anticipated titles of the year and every time we hear more about it, our anticipatory level rises a few notches.
Assassin's Creed 2 has already become the focal point of the latest Game Informer issue and is consistently on the minds and tongues of many gamers. According to NowGamer, the team assembled for this hotly anticipated sequel is three times the size of the team that produced the original title. Producer Sebastien Puel said around 450 people are currently toiling away on ACII, and about 75% of the original group is involved. Added Puel:
"The team's size for the second title of Assassin's Creed 2 is about three times the size of the team of the first game. Making [Assassin's Creed] from A to Z took around four years...it's a very good thing we are keeping most of the core members who envisioned the first Assassin's Creed. They know the project very well."
He went on to say that designers who worked on the first game had "thousands of ideas" that weren't implemented, but they're trying to put as many as they can into the sequel. Although we loved Assassin's Creed, many will say that while the foundation and concept was undeniably excellent, there were a lot of ideas that didn't quite come to fruition on screen. Well, those naysayers ought to be encouraged by what they see here.
5/18/2009 Ben Dutka