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Ubisoft Won't Commit To Assassin's Creed III In 2011

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood will arrive almost exactly one year after Assassin's Creed II, but the one-year gap between installments may or may not continue.

This past summer, Ubisoft associate producer Jean-Francois Boivin said Assassin's Creed III would not release in 2011 but now, Ubisoft senior international brand manager Eric Gallant said that was merely "personal opinion." Speaking to CVG, Gallant said that "details of everything related to the future of [Assassin's Creed] aren't known by everyone" and "not everyone is in the loop."

"There are a group of people making plans at a higher level of the organisation - they are the ones that make the decision about where we are going. There are things we are working on but I can't talk about it. That was misleading information, it was more of an expression of personal opinion, or observation."

You needn't worry about Ubisoft abandoning the franchise, though; that'd be just plain silly. With 19 million copies sold between the first two installments and higher Brotherhood pre-orders in comparison to either of those previous titles, AC is a huge money-maker for the publisher. And hey, we love it, too. As Gallant finished, "...we're always thinking about new ways of keeping our fans excited and into the brand, so there could be surprises..."

Brotherhood should be awesome but can it top the brilliance of ACII...?

Tags: assassins creed, acii, aciii, assassins creed iii, ubisoft

10/25/2010 12:00:21 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (50 posts)

maxpontiac
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 12:17:46 PM
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I hope not. This game does not need to turn into a EA Sports title.

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Alienange
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:31:59 PM

But people love the EA Sports titles.

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laxpro2001
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 3:10:55 PM

@Alienage, the majority of people that love EA sports titles are:
1. People that love the sport
2. Casual/Non-Gamers (those ppl that buy a system just play sports games or buy the game because their friend has it)
3. Combination of the 2
4. Gamers that love the sport

yea their are other types of consumers but to me these are the majority, and there is way too many of number 2.

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Alienange
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 3:26:13 PM

I wouldn't call gamers who play EA sports casual. Many have been around since the early days and just happen to enjoy that genre. Nothing casual about it.

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Underdog15
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 3:45:00 PM

What I want is a soccer game that 100% allows you to create your own transitions and plays on the field entirely depending on the situation.

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laxpro2001
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 5:18:27 PM

@Alienage, That would be number 4 which there is indeed a lot of but I know too many people with just sports games... tis' a shame

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Fane1024
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 6:48:35 PM

Sports gamers are "casual" in that they only buy a few games a year, unlike most of the people here, but they do tend to play the cr*p out of those few games.

Of course, you can be a "traditional" gamer and still enjoy sports games and vice versa.

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big6
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 12:28:43 PM
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I can wait for them to spend extra time on development of AC3. I love the franchise, but they needn't rush things.

I'm just curious what time period they're thinking of doing next? I mean, there aren't a whole lot of areas left that feature such rich architecture and structures, are there? (Russia? Asia?)

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NoSmokingBandit
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 3:35:22 PM

Feudal Japan?
That would be quite an interesting era to play in. I wont be getting Brotherhood, but if they make a full* sequel i'll be all over it.

*What with recent games being little more than mods of the previous game? FO:NV is basically a FO3 mod, Brotherhood shares a ton of stuff with ACII.... It makes me appreciate studios like Naughty Dog, who build a game from the ground up instead of making Uncharted 2.5.

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Stabs88
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 6:19:02 PM

i hope that you play as Desmond in the third installment. I want to know how this all ends, let me play as the main assassin desmond going through and ripping the scientists an people after him to shreds. That is what im expecting but i've been let down before.

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Kiryu
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 12:38:02 PM
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They need to really polish assassin's creed 3 and release it with an awesome ending to the series!

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Deleted User
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 12:41:19 PM
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i thought Assassins creed bloodlines was number 3 should the next one be number 4?

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Drake_RB3
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 1:25:29 PM

Think of it as what Vice City was to Grand Theft Auto III.

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Mista
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 1:28:15 PM

Brotherhood is a continuation of AC 2, so it's really AC 2.5.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 1:40:52 PM
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So, what happened to Ubisoft's idea of releasing a title ineach of their major titles every year... Don't tell me that they're going to do another spin-off next year?
Peace.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 1:50:34 PM
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Beyond Good and Evil 2, make that happen first.

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TEG3SH
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:15:30 PM
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God Dammit my PS3 just gave me the YLOD .sad times

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:40:59 PM

that sucks balls

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Deleted User
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:43:19 PM

Time for a Ps3 slim.

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Underdog15
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:43:36 PM

shite damn son! We're all praying for you. lol

Last edited by Underdog15 on 10/25/2010 2:43:48 PM

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Riku994
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 3:18:45 PM

Look up Gilksy's repair guide. It works, I did it.

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FatherSun
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 3:25:58 PM

Let us all have a moment of silence.

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TEG3SH
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 3:30:56 PM

thanks guys for the support. I looked at those guides but as a tech retard, I don't think I can do it.lol

the worst thing its my birthday for crying out loud :@

I'll have to cough up some dough for the new slim although I prefer the old one

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 3:31:51 PM

That sucks TEG, time to get a Kinect bundle.


Seriously though you can find PS3s for rather cheap now so don't feel too down.

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FatherSun
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 3:39:25 PM

Damn! Double whammie!

Happy Birthday man!

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TEG3SH
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 3:59:10 PM

@LV

lol man but I think u mean Move not Kinect ;)

@ thanks man :)

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 4:26:45 PM

Na, I meant Kinect. Just saw a hilarious video showing it on the HomeShopping Network. Check it out on Joystiq, it's pretty funny.

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TEG3SH
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 4:51:21 PM

LV
lol that video was hilarious. "U can watch movies, and log on to facebook. hilarious". Kinect is sh*t.

I'm gonna buy the move bundle next week. Just made my mind

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Steel
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:27:30 PM
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I'd rather they broke a promise of releasing one major title a year and make us wait for AC 3 until its 100% prepared personally. The wait is well worth it for an amazing finished product. Id rather they didin't even to a spin-off and just continually worked on AC 3 until its done to be totally honest..

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FM23
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:30:44 PM
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I believe Brotherhood is going to be better than AC2 gameplay wise...not sure about the story. But AC2 story (very good) wasn't the best thing in gaming so I believe Ubisoft can one up themselves. After GOWIII/Fall New Vegas, this is my most anticipated game this year. GOWIII dissapointed storywise...just wanted to say this. I mean MGS4 gave Snake one hell of a send off, expected the same for Kratos, but we got 'that' ending. The story was entertaing and the rap up at the end was needed, but the conclusion/ending (scene right before the credits) of the series needed more time to play out to give it meaning and to actually understand why this happened. I just felt like sayig this. GOWIII is the most entertaining SP game I ever played, but sadly I have no attachment to the core story like I had with the first. GOWI had the best storytelling in the series.

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Alienange
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:35:14 PM
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They have the money and the man power. They'd better put out an AC in 2011.

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Underdog15
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:44:42 PM
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I'm always a little leary of titles that get released year in year out. I'm actually more comfortable with them taking their time.

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FatherSun
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 3:23:07 PM
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Hey Jean, guess what? Your out of the loop!

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laxpro2001
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 3:23:55 PM
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I would love to see it earlier but if we have to wait I don't mind. I thought ACII was an extremely vast improvement over ACI. ACII was much more vast and added so many more features to make it amazing though would have liked to see more out-of-animus gameplay (probably see mroe in ACIII). I'm really looking forward to the new title and hope Ubisoft keeps improving the series.

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FatherSun
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 3:34:25 PM

That its what I am intrigued by. Out of the Animus. What is Abstergos ultimate goal? Will we see a leap of faith off of the Empire State Building???

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Underdog15
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 3:47:04 PM

CN Tower, ftw!

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laxpro2001
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 5:12:03 PM

haha wow Fathasun very imaginative and I'm glad I'm not the only one that wants to see more outside the animus

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FatherSun
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 3:31:20 PM
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More time should equate to more quality. Is this becoming a trend? 1st Resistance and now this. As long as they dont get to GT5 development cycles then I am fine with it.

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Kangasfwa
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 3:44:25 PM
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I remember seeing an AC teaser image months ago that implied an Egyptian setting. Could AC3 show us the origins of the Templar/Assassin secret war?

In other thoughts I personally am a little worried about the idea of a modern day setting for AC. Yeah, there could be some cool moments but would you really want to spend ten minutes (guesstimate) climbing up a sky scraper? And adding guns would transform the series into a third person shooter.

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gangan19
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 6:09:56 PM
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hate this game

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laxpro2001
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 6:57:46 PM

so why post? At least elaborate... maybe present some compelling arguments of why.

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gangan19
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 7:32:24 PM

everyone who played the game knows whats wrong with it... if you like it, im very happy for yah... (none sarcastic)

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___________
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 3:29:19 AM

how can you hate AC2 it was freaking awesome!
so much fun racing across the roof tops of Renaissance Italy chasing people.
leaping off roofs landing on peoples backs stabbing them in the neck.
what more could a man ask for!

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 8:49:04 AM

@gangan
uh, there isn't much wrong with it...

I'd love to hear what your favorite games are....

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laxpro2001
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 10:12:07 AM

Your comment is just a deflection of my question. This game was excellent. my only gripe is collecting 100 feathers for petrucio is keeping me from platinum--> o'well

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Temjin001
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 7:28:15 PM
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I played AC2 for the first time not too long ago. It was great, but I really don't want to see this series milked so hard like it is.

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CONTRABAND
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 8:14:27 PM
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was having fun in the beta, but just got my email from sony for KILLZONE3 beta!

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SubjectiveTruth
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 8:40:44 PM
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This is one of a very few games that I'm excited about.

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StubbornScorpio
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:15:57 PM
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"There are a group of people making plans at a higher level of the organisation - they are the ones that make the decision about where we are going."

I immediately thought of Ubisoft Templars for some reason.

Last edited by StubbornScorpio on 10/25/2010 11:16:07 PM

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___________
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 3:30:32 AM
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well they did say AC3 wont be out till late 2012 at the earliest.
really looking forward to this though, its definitely by far one of the generations best games and has by far the best story ever put into a game!

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