?Assassin?s Creed? not returning to annual cycle, says dev

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At a recent investor?s call, Assassin?s Creed?s Publisher Ubisoft suggested that the series may not return to yearly releases, instead focusing on a ?regular? release cycle, as reported by Gamespot.

The announcement comes just a few days after it was confirmed by Ubisoft that a major Assassin?s Creed game will not release this year. This broke the seven year trend of yearly Assassin?s Creed releases running since 2009.

Guillemot, speaking at the conference about the release pointed out that the series needs extra time to give developers more freedom to take the series to ?the next level?.

?The goal is not automatically to come back on annual cycle but to come on a regular basis. We saw it was time to give it lots of time so [developers] could really work on the property and all the mechanics to make sure we could take [the series] to another level.?

But there is still a possibility that the series might return to yearly releases after some time, as Chief financial officer Alain Martinez confirmed later in the conference.

?We have focused one of our best teams behind what we are working on Assassin’s Creed. We have given them all the time for releasing something that we hope to be exceptional. We are setting up rules so that they will have enough time to polish the game and come with something really exceptional, so this is what we have for our first priority.?

“Then after that, if we feel like we are in the right direction and that we can continue the path and we have enough innovation for the next one, we might come with the next one in the next year. But it’s no longer something that will be set up every year.?

Assassin’s Creed?s last major release was Syndicate. The game was set in Victorian London. The city was recreated beautifully and most critics praised the game for the intriguing storyline, according to Polygon.

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