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‘Assassin’s Creed 5’ Release Date Set For 2014

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The Assassin’s Creed 5 release date is set to hit in 2014. The water has barely begun to dry on Captain Edward Kenway’s ship, and there are already plans to release the next adventure or two in the Animus next year.

As Ubisoft stated a few years ago, there will be a new Assassin’s Creed game every year, although if the trend continues the way it is, there may be only a few years left in the series. Next gen sales of Assassin’s Creed 4 were underwhelming, which indicates that most gamers are happy just keeping their current gen consoles going.

Because the adventures of Edward Kenway sold better on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Ubisoft plans to continue releasing more installments on both generations. This also means that we may see a multi-disc game next year as every installment tries to be bigger and more impressive than the last.

With Assassin’s Creed 5‘s release date arriving in 2014, or at least a follow-up to AC4, Ubisoft senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key explained what is happening with the next gen console launch games:

“Right now, all publishers are transitioning their development resources. For a game like Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, most of the sales are still going to be on current generation platforms. We can’t make a version for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One that’s so wildly different that we can’t market them together. So, for now, developers and designers are focused on making a game that works really well on all of the systems – but as we transition resources to the next gen, it’s going to be more difficult to do that because the power of these machines is going to allow so much more creativity.”

While the Assassin’s Creed 5 release date will most likely see it once again on current and next gen consoles, there won’t be that dramatic a difference between the two. Making one console’s game more impressive than the other could be counter-productive until the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 go more mainstream and consumers start showing more interest.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Assassin’s Creed 5 setting could be the French Revolution with more of an emphasis on guns next time around. Does this mean that the blades the series started with could be vanishing over time as we see the focus shift to more modern technology? While there is probably not going to be a modern day Assassin’s Creed on the horizon, it does look like guns will be taking over as the weapon of choice.

Do you think Ubisoft can outdo themselves once again when the Assassin’s Creed 5 release date arrives in 2014 alongside a possible AC4 follow-up?

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52 Responses to “‘Assassin’s Creed 5’ Release Date Set For 2014”

  1. Jake Mortensen

    No! No more guns! I'm sick if guns. I feel they cheapen the AC series. While Black Flag was great, I'm getting real sick of guns. My preference would be ancient Egypt. Also, I would love to see the Inquisitors' evidence for a French Revolution game. I don't think it is a popular enough scenario the world over for a whole game. And I don't want an AC4 follow up either.

  2. Anonymous

    I absolutely agree, guns are annoying the crap out of me, an Egypt sounds awesome, it might be very similar to AC1, I think the major cities(most likely Chiro), would be pretty similar to Jerusalem and Damascus, a really sandy city, I miss those, the were the best cities to run around in.

  3. Rhys Harding

    Honestly I disagree I don't think Egypt would make a good fit for the AC series as the designers have to consider that now the next gen consoles are out, the systems are able to run so much more detail in the game and to be honest it would be a massive waste of time, money and game time on a lot of sand, I mean don't get me wrong it worked for AC1 but the franchise has outgrown that now I think it is about time that the designers took the franchise to a whole new level like with black flag because they took a chance not knowing how the fans would react to the whole pirate lifestyle so im sorry but I think Egypt would be a terrible destination for the AC games to go. as with the whole gun matter I agree I like the whole four pistols four shots thing I mean that is badass but they cant go more into the guns because then they would be phasing out the hidden blades and the stealth which is what being an assassin is about. I mean if they focus on the guns they may aswell lose the hood and the clothes and put a sign over the character saying IM PLANNING ON KILLING YOU BUT SHHHHHHH YOUR NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW BECAUSE IM AN ASSASSIN. also I don't care where ubisoft takes us next im just glad to be a part of one of the best franchises of my time and I hope there are plenty more to come.

  4. Dananjaya Satria Mahardika

    No Guns!!!, More Violent, Decapitate body,and more epic story, honestly Ac Iv Black Flag Isn't good at all more like garbage to me for use gun so frequently and the main character is so cheap and drag person and most importantly he is not an assassin from the start, why the hell you make a game called assassin creed but more templar influence, maye you should called templar creed from now on.

  5. Gage D. Brown

    Honestly, I'd like to see the Vikings, French revolution, or Ancient Greece

  6. Austin Phelan

    NO!! Stop bringing guns! & the present sucks.. BAD. Bring Desmond back. You need to make it to where he was in a coma & he got abducted by Templars & he has to find his way out. Cause this new present shit is terrible. The new person should be an African American who's escaping from slavery and has to go find a place in China or some other country that was big back then and have a hideout that starts out small & you can upgrade it to get bigger the farther you go into the game. Please at least consider this…

  7. Rich Cebada

    You clearly don't know enough about Egypt to know the level of detail that can go into it. I don't think it will happen but we'll see.

  8. Brian Reeves

    I was just saying the other day that I would love an ancient Egyptian setting. However if they do go forward with a slightly more modern gun toting assassin I would like to see the US civil war I think they could make a really good story out of it as well as possibly continue Connor's line.

  9. Brian Reeves

    The only thing with Egypt is the enemies couldn't be templars as the templar order didn't come about until after the birth or Christianity

  10. Jack Sharpe

    Well, in real life the Templar Order was formed in the Twelfth century, but in the Assassin's Creed universe there have always been Templars, they only went public in the twelfth century. So yes, there could be Templars in an Ancient Egypt Assassin's Creed setting.

  11. Jared Woody

    depends on how "ancient" they go. They could still hit an older Egypt around the time of the Roman Empire.

    Think Assassins and Templar battling to control the fate of the Roman Empire, Carthage, and Cleopatra's Egypt (granted a little before the actual rise of Christianity in 313). That sounds like plenty of grounds for a game or even two right there.

    Although I would make the argument that guns do not cheapen the Assassins Creed line. I think they are a factual and logical problem that one must deal with. Yes, if you choose to try and go blasting through the storyline campaign with the guns, you might cheapen the Assassin part of the game, but then again, you will probably not make it very far anyway, considering the reloading time alone.

  12. Jared Woody

    Borrowed this from Wikipedia on the Assassin's Creed franchise. I'll just leave it right here:

    In November 2011, Empire State Gamer spotted a supposed Ubisoft survey that could have outed eight settings for future Assassin's Creed games. These settings were: Medieval China, Victorian England, Ancient Egypt, the Portuguese and/or Spanish Invasion of the Americas, the American Revolution, the Russian Revolution, Feudal Japan, and Ancient Rome. The online survey asked participants which locations and time periods they would like to see in the "next Assassin's Creed games".[23] Alex Hutchinson, creative director of Assassin's Creed III, suggested the most requested Assassin's Creed settings, World War II, Feudal Japan and Ancient Egypt, are "the three worst settings for an Assassin's Creed game".[24] However, Hutchinson stated both he and Corey May were open to the idea of a future entry set during the time of the British Raj, which now consists of the modern states of India and Pakistan.[25]

    So, if Hutchinson is still on the team, sounds like there would be some resistance to the popular concepts of Egypt and Japan.

  13. Jared Woody

    Borrowed this from Wikipedia on the Assassin's Creed franchise. I'll just leave it right here:

    In November 2011, Empire State Gamer spotted a supposed Ubisoft survey that could have outed eight settings for future Assassin's Creed games. These settings were: Medieval China, Victorian England, Ancient Egypt, the Portuguese and/or Spanish Invasion of the Americas, the American Revolution, the Russian Revolution, Feudal Japan, and Ancient Rome. The online survey asked participants which locations and time periods they would like to see in the "next Assassin's Creed games".[23] Alex Hutchinson, creative director of Assassin's Creed III, suggested the most requested Assassin's Creed settings, World War II, Feudal Japan and Ancient Egypt, are "the three worst settings for an Assassin's Creed game".[24] However, Hutchinson stated both he and Corey May were open to the idea of a future entry set during the time of the British Raj, which now consists of the modern states of India and Pakistan.[25]

    So, if Hutchinson is still on the team, sounds like there would be some resistance to the popular concepts of Egypt and Japan.

  14. Jared Woody

    Agreed, I think a AC in Russia would be awesome. Excellent cultural history to explore for the storyline, as well as a diverse and interesting landscape for the story to occur in, from the Kremlin (which is plenty old enough to be in virtually any period) to Siberian tundra.

  15. Jared Woody

    Agreed, I think a AC in Russia would be awesome. Excellent cultural history to explore for the storyline, as well as a diverse and interesting landscape for the story to occur in, from the Kremlin (which is plenty old enough to be in virtually any period) to Siberian tundra.

  16. Jared Woody

    Did you finish the game? Understand anything about what they were implying? The entire story arc is built around the fact that we don't know Kenway's parentage, but that (if you bothered playing AC3) you can surmise he is Haytham Kenway's father.
    Additionally, I think the fact that here we have an Assassin who wasn't just raised to be one, but has the skills is more interesting than yet another "years of training pass" commentary. The fact he also doesn't fight for the traditional reasons adds something other than formulaic rehashing to his character, giving it greater depth.

    As for the guns, welcome to the time period. Fact of life is that guns played a role in many of the time periods that the AC series is going to and has previously explored. Gunpowder was a defining invention in history, and the guns themselves add yet another level of depth to the Assassin missions. It's a threat you have to be prepared for, and it's a tool you can use. Try completing a stealth required mission with a gun, (hint: you can't) because the gun blast gives you away.

  17. Jared Woody

    Agreed. I think AC3/4 struck the right balance with guns versus blades. I think anything more, especially getting rid of the blades would be a negative thing for the series.

    However, I do think Egypt could be done very well. If they did a time-frame like Cleopatra's period, you have a lot of rich history for a story arc, and honestly, while the overall buildings may not be terribly interesting, large cities like Cairo could be rendered excellently. You have lush vegetation along the Nile, oasis', the Pyramids and Sphinx, etc. I think there is plenty of room for high-detail, rich graphics, alongside an excellent story arc.

  18. Jared Woody

    Doubtful. Cairo could be a lush city. Cities don't often get built in the middle of deserts, it tends to be hard to get water and people tend to die. Being built along the bank of the Nile, Cairo could be a lush thriving city, with farmland around it, oasis, etc.

  19. Jared Woody

    Doubtful. Cairo could be a lush city. Cities don't often get built in the middle of deserts, it tends to be hard to get water and people tend to die. Being built along the bank of the Nile, Cairo could be a lush thriving city, with farmland around it, oasis, etc.

  20. Jared Woody

    The only problem with Greece is the timeline of the rise of the Templar. If the Templar are the descendants of the Knights Templar from the Crusades, the writers would need to fabricate a different enemy to battle, since the Templar would not have risen yet.

    Alternatively, they could simply write in a precursor group as an enemy, and then explain how that group would later change it's name, and become the Templar.

  21. Dananjaya Satria Mahardika

    I Have Finished All The Series From The Assassin creed 1 till black flag, i just don't like it how the developer add guns to it, at least the one that doesn't attached to your own hidden blade, i just hope they add manual aim to bow, and i don't like the story revolves around Templar much, and personally i don't like Edward much he doesn't belong to the Assassin in the first place, and he just realized when mary and his comrades falls one another that He Must Become Assassin, Well Sorry To Disappoint you brother Pirates Assassin?? Well That's Doesn't Quite Add Up.

    P.s: If The Story Continue The Story Of Connor In His Old Age or He Become The Continental Mentor Maybe I Like It, NO SHIPS,NO GUN, Just Blowpipe And Bow That's What I Like To See, Or In Japan Revolve Around The Ninja

  22. Jonathon Millett

    I think if they did one about Achilles and his family, or about ezios last student from Japan or China or wherever, even if they did modernize the game I still believe the hidden blade would be awesome and the game would focus more on stealth, who knows. No assassins creed game has let me down thus far so I believe Ubisoft knows the right storyline to satisfy us

  23. Ariston Darmayuda

    AC histoy never told in clear statement that each main player have blood relation, take Ezio, there no direct bloodline from him with Altair. Ezio know Altair life story from memory disc that he found in Damascus. The only have direct bloodline only Kenway's family (Edward, Haytam, Connor). Even the last, Connor doesn't have direct bloodline with Miles's family. So it's not a problem that Edward that was not an assassin become assassin, there no rule that to become assassin must inherit bloodline from previous game (like royal blood stuff or something like that). AC4 barely tell story about templar nor assassins, it's most likely Ubisoft tried to introduce third player into the game, the "Sage". Obviously Ubisoft try to make story related with the end of AC3, that Juno released and try to seek Aita, so they need to introduce sage.

    Well if you don't like guns, I've bad news for you my friend, gun/portable cannon already invented since late Yuan dynasty (about late 1200). So year 1700 it's normal use gun as secondary weapon, that's history that you can't change. But you have other option if you don't like gun, you have sleep dart, berserk dart, or rope dart (I mostly use rope in combat instead gun). First time I'm also hate gun, at first time play AC3 I already don't like it, it's not stealth, it's like cheating. But then the story continue, and as assassin you must mastering any weapon that you have, including guns. Each weapon represent each era from history of mankind, you can't change that or the game will be bullshit for use term historic game type in their game.

  24. Ariston Darmayuda

    AC histoy never told in clear statement that each main player have blood relation, take Ezio, there no direct bloodline from him with Altair. Ezio know Altair life story from memory disc that he found in Damascus. The only have direct bloodline only Kenway's family (Edward, Haytam, Connor). Even the last, Connor doesn't have direct bloodline with Miles's family. So it's not a problem that Edward that was not an assassin become assassin, there no rule that to become assassin must inherit bloodline from previous game (like royal blood stuff or something like that). AC4 barely tell story about templar nor assassins, it's most likely Ubisoft tried to introduce third player into the game, the "Sage". Obviously Ubisoft try to make story related with the end of AC3, that Juno released and try to seek Aita, so they need to introduce sage.

    Well if you don't like guns, I've bad news for you my friend, gun/portable cannon already invented since late Yuan dynasty (about late 1200). So year 1700 it's normal use gun as secondary weapon, that's history that you can't change. But you have other option if you don't like gun, you have sleep dart, berserk dart, or rope dart (I mostly use rope in combat instead gun). First time I'm also hate gun, at first time play AC3 I already don't like it, it's not stealth, it's like cheating. But then the story continue, and as assassin you must mastering any weapon that you have, including guns. Each weapon represent each era from history of mankind, you can't change that or the game will be bullshit for use term historic game type in their game.

  25. Dananjaya Satria Mahardika

    Yeah Exactly Guns Been Invented in china about late 1200 it's just they don't use it as much as now do they, Your Statement Make Sense too In AC3 Juno Been Released From Her Cryo Sleep Or Whatever It Is And Try To Seek Aita For Unknown Purpose, But Still I Don't Get It Why Pirates??? Why Not England Instead Or Welsh Or Whatever, I Though Haytam Was Born In Royal Blood And His Father Was Assassin From Start And He Betrayed And Kill His Father At Some Point. Just Why????…

    I Was Fascinated Of How The Story Of Connor Revolve Around Continental Army And Meet Washington And Other Famous Figures That Takes Their Turn In War Also His Story (Connor) Was So Deep And Emotional From Start He Was Just A Little Boy Born And Raised To Be True Tribesman At Some Point His Village Was Attacked And Burned Down Including His Mother Who Tried To Protect Him.

    That Kind Of Story Driven By Emotional,Sadness,Revenge,Anger The Kind Of Story That Crafted The Assassin From The Start Of Assassin's Creed 1 Until Assassin's Creed 3 At least, And When I Played Assassin's Creed 4 I Don't Expect Something Like This A PIRATE A BLOODY FREAKIN PIRATE???!!! Is This What I Was Expecting??? I Was Expect Something Different Something More Emotional Driven Not Hunger Of Money,Plunder Ship,And Well Too Much Seas Than Land, I Though They Make Something More Honorable Like "Edward Kenway He Was Noble Assassin Born From Welsh, In Expedition to Find The "SAGE" In Effort To Find It He Must Fight All Lords Of Seas And He Was The First Assassin Considered By King Of England As "Hero Of Caribbean" Or Whatever It Is. In Reality He Was Just Scoundrel And Driven By money And treasure he hoped to find until Near The End he Realized That His Effort IN Vain. But Still I Don't Like It.

    P.S: Sorry About Gun Thing I Ain't Hated It Just Only In AC IV Gun Is Overused Than Before, Like He Holster 5 Gun Can Shot All At Once I Gotta Admit It's Really Cool At First But When You Realized That It Was Destroying All The Fun In Game, And There's That Feeling (If You Didn't Know That Feel Maybe You Didn't Play AC From The Start) And Also Why Not Multiple Throwing Knife Instead It Suits "Pirate" At Least For Me Or Someone Out There who Know This Feel.

  26. Jake Mortensen

    Jared Woody That is why Egypt is great. In the Old kingdom they can have the pyramid being built or they could have Egypt's last days and also include ancient Rome.

  27. Mike Couturier

    Do none of you remember the assassin seals from AC2? There was an assassin that killed cleopatra. Amunet. They can easily go to egypt amongst all the other places the statues showed.

  28. Gage D. Brown

    There were Templars by that time period, but yes they were the future ones. Example, SPQR of Rome were the soon to be Templars. So, I don't think it would be a problem.

  29. Aaron Kemper

    I'd agree that I wouldn't be upset to put it in Egypt. However there are places I'd prefer to see first. I'd enjoy to see an AC game set in Scotland during the late 1200's obviously why, but it would also add an awakening to a point that had only been hinted at so far, that the brotherhood of Assassins extends back long before Altair donned the robes. Or possibly a Czech Assassin during the 30 year war. If abstergo entertainment is going to continue to play a party like they did in black flag the sky is the limit even if you move from Desmond's "sample 17" line a correspondence in 4 hinted that they could use anyone's lineage. And to be honest a game that explores a location such as Pompeii or Atlantis would be nice but that would require very careful design and storylines. So long post made short, if Ubisoft came to me and asked where i would put it, I'd say Scotland late 1200's it allows them to keep using both name characters like black beard only this time it's William Wallace, and it completely shatters the timeline that started cracking with black flag and we can stop seeing the first games protagonist as the first Assassin ever, which is obviously not true but because of the way the games have placed Altair on a pedestal it's hard not to picture the brotherhood as a bunch of know nothing Neanderthals before he came along to give them a boost.

  30. Gigi Pigi

    I'd think that unless the guns, cowboys might be nice, but connor was superboss, so if they continue on connor in another country, that would be awesome. I would also like Egypt with some new distance weapons and normal weapons. Ubisoft has a lot of options left open. I love the Assassin's Creed series, so it would break me if they would eventually quit after the 5th or 6th episode.

  31. Christopher Simmons

    Brian Reeves just saying man the templars and assassins have both been around since the time time of the first civilization, they were once the slaves to the so called ''gods'' and started the war with them the templars and assassins were once one group but after the war with the first civilization they split into two, btw all this is in Wikipedia novels and ect, incase u dont believe me, they split because the templars wanted to use the first civilization technology to rule mankind as to where the assassins wanted freedom for all, thus began the fued so Egypt could work im sure they werent called templars back than but the assassins have always been assassins, and who knows maybe the knights templar got their name from the ancient templars, if ubisoft wants it to happen theyll make it work like maybe the pharohs and royal families of egypt are the templars, either im sure itll be a hell of a story no matter where its set,

  32. Ansh Verma

    Ac 5 India would be awesome because India Was Once Ruled By the British, Spanish,Portugese,French and Has a Very Rich History Indeed

  33. Joshua Fabie Lusabia

    Seriously~ i want it in Japan~

    Samurai Assassin or Ninja Assassin >_<

  34. Chris Abresch

    Thank you Ubisoft i have zero desire to go to ps4 because the price is too high if you are keeping it on ps3 i will most likely preorder it like ive done since Assassins Creed 2.

  35. Chris Abresch

    Agree fully theres enough gun games while stealth games with blades are less and less often. If we want a stealth shooter thats what metal gear solid is for