After shipping 6.5 million copies of last year's Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood across three platforms, Ubisoft is hoping that the money train will keep rolling for the franchise.
Ubsoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced this week that a new title in the franchise is in the works for release for November. Expect more details to be announced at or around E3 in June.
If you ask me, I say that Ubisoft has a great property on their hands with Assassin's Creed, and are pumping too many titles out that can only inevitably weaken the brand. All three major releases in the franchise have been nothing short of spectacular, but there's only so much innovation and motivation that can be put into a yearly release. Plus, each title easily takes at least 20 hours of time to complete. Even if the quality of the franchise remains high, franchise burnout is a possibility too.
Last year was a profitable year for the publisher with several Assassin's Creed titles along with several casual dancing titles for the Kinect and Wii all selling like hotcakes.