December 19, 2013
'Assassin's Creed 5' Release Date Set For 2014

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?