Creative direction of the next entry of the popular Ubisoft series, which will only appear on next-gen platforms, is being handled by someone very familiar with the franchise as the creative lead from a previous Assassin’s Creed title is returning to work on Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Alexandre Amancio, who served as creative director on Assassin’s Creed: Revelations has been confirmed to be taking on the same job for this year’s Assassin’s Creed: Unity as reported by Game Informer on June 4.
Now that Ubisoft plans to build and expand a franchise out of the Assassin’s Creed universe by splitting up the releases in the series between different hardware generations, the developer no needs a growing number of people to lead the various projects. As such, it is safe to assume that Amancio has been brought back because the creative directors responsible for Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag are likely already working on other projects with the franchise.
Set during the French Revolution, Assassin’s Creed: Unity will be the first entry in the series to appear exclusively on next-gen platforms which will allow the game to fully use the new hardware without having to be constrained by limitations of also developing on older consoles at the same time. Those who still want to see the franchise continued on last-gen platforms, however, will still get their wish as Ubisoft also plans to release an Assassin’s Creed title exclusively to the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity is expected to launch later this year on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. The game is rumored to forgo the multiplayer mode that was found in previous installments of the series in favor on new four-player cooperative gameplay. This speculation will likely be either confirmed or denied during this year’s E3 event which takes place next week.