It's another franchise that could've used a little break, don't you think?
But hey, when the money's still flowing, there's little reason to stop. During a post-earnings conference call , Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot revealed that the next Assassin's Creed will launch during the company's fiscal 2014 year, which is between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014. The game will boast a new hero and a new time period.
No platforms were announced but we have to assume it'll be for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Previous rumors have speculated that the new AC will be set in Brazil and potentially include cooperative gameplay. Ubisoft also confirmed that last year's hugely popular Assassin's Creed III has shipped over 12 million copies to date, and the Vita iteration – Assassin's Creed III: Liberation – has sold "close to 600,000" units. That's pretty damn impressive, especially considering that there aren't a ton of Vitas out there just yet.
However, it's possible that that number could be a shipped stat rather than a sold stat. Either way, it's still impressive. It's also interesting to hear that the next AC will be entirely new, just like ACIII was…