Oct 3, 2011

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Assassin’s Creed III Hinted for 2012 Release

Assassin’s Creed III Hinted for 2012 Release

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is mere weeks away, and fans of Ubisoft’s historically-minded franchise are chomping at the bit to experience the final part of Ezio’s story. Series fans also recognize that while the stories of Ezio and Altair date back hundreds of years, their modern-day progeny Desmond is busy doing his thing in 2012. On Desmond’s side, things aren’t looking good. Events may soon culminate in an end-of-days scenario in December 2012. With this story-related deadline fast approaching, Ubisoft has confirmed that they intend to finish Desmond’s story arc before that time. Creative Director Alexandre Amancio stated, “In Assassin’s Creed we set up a timeline with this whole end of the world plot of December 2012. That’s fast approaching, and the story we have to tell, we obviously need to do it before we arrive at that point.”

Thankfully, it doesn’t seem like Assassin’s Creed will see its end with Desmond. Amancio confirmed that Ubisoft is looking at other periods in history for the next games cycle, one that will probably not feature yearly installments:

Assassin’s Creed is all about cycles. We have the Ezio cycle and the Altair cycle, and both of those are set to conclude in Revelations, and we have the Desmond cycle, which is set to end on December 2012. But there’s many cycles within the brand – that’s the whole point. History is our playground . . . Our development approach is changing. So our cycles aren’t structured the same way – so it gives us a little bit more development time.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is set to release on November 15 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Are you excited for another Assassin’s Creed game? Will a shift away from yearly releases breathe new life into the franchise? Sound off in the comments below and stay tuned to Vivid Gamer for more on Revelations.

[Source: Eurogamer]