It’s been a big day for Ubisoft announcements. Following up this morning's Rayman Legends news comes the reveal of a brand new Assassin’s Creed game. Unlike what many fans had expected, the next game in the franchise will not feature Connor, nor will it take place during America’s revolutionary period. This implies that it may be Assassin’s Creed 4. Ubisoft’s CEO, Yves Guillemot, spoke during the company’s Q3 earnings briefing:
We expect it to be another major leap forward for the franchise. It is the benefit of multiple teams working on multiple chapters of the product, each getting several years to make their versions of an Assassin’s Creed game.
While news of another Assassin’s Creed game is exciting, it is curious as to why Ubisoft has decided to abandon Connor’s storyline so soon. He proved to be popular with the fans, and Assassin’s Creed 3 has sold approximately 12 million copies since its October release. Last year, Ubisoft stated that Connor could get a follow-up title if fans adapted well to him, so a sequel being developed alongside Assassin’s Creed ’4’isn’t entirely out of the question.
All that is certain is that the next installment in the franchise is being developed by a different team (though it hasn’t yet been revealed as to whom), and will release sometime during the 2014 fiscal year. This slates its release anywhere from April 2013 to March 2014. More details will be released in the near future