Riding on a wave of success for the past few weeks, publisher Ubisoft has spilled the beans on a new installment in the very popular Assassin’s Creed that is set for a 2011 release. This comes as no surprise as the series has shifted to a yearly development cycle and the massive outpour of positive reviews for the latest installment Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. Not only that, but the game sold of 20 million units internationally in just its first week on store shelves. Though it could be succinctly summed up as just the announcement of a new title, much buzz is being generated about the new location and subject-matter of the game.
In an interview with MCV, the chief of marketing and sales over at Ubisoft, Geoffroy Sardin, divulged some interesting information about the title:
If you’ve read the comic books you will see that we took Assassin’s Creed to the USSR, or Caesar’s Rome – that’s a good example of what we could do in the coming years in the next video games.
Though it appears as if the next installment will not be the third Assassin’s Creed by name, as it has always been a self-proclaimed trilogy, it is still interesting to guess where the series will venture next. It seems as if it would be an anachronistic setback for the series to venture back into Rome, but movement of the series towards a more modern period could prepare the stories to jump to a completely contemporary setting.
In a separate part of the interview, Mr. Sardin also commented on the success of the series in other forms of media and discussed the possibility of bringing the series to other forms of entertainment:
We never saw this as just a franchise – it is a 360 degree franchise, and touches a lot of other experiences. It’s not just a game, but an animated story, on comics, in books, and other formats too. There’s lots of scope for what we can do.
What do you think? Where is the next Assassin’s Creed title going to take place? Are you looking forward to it? Let us know in the comments below