After discussing what games they plan to release later this fiscal year, Ubisoft confirmed that a new entry of the Assassin’s Creed series will lead the developer’s upcoming launch lineup. According to a report by IGN, Ubisoft reassured investors during an earnings call on Thursday that a new Assassin’s Creed title will definitely release later this year alongside The Division, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, and two other high profile titles that have yet to be announced.
Ubisoft’s confirmation that another Assassin’s Creed game will launch later this year won’t likely come as a surprise to anyone since the action franchise has kept a yearly release schedule for the past several installments. As the Inquisitr reported last year, internal leaks of a new Assassin’s Creed title were already appearing online in late 2014. Rumors suggest that the next Assassin’s Creed game will be set during the Victorian era. However, Ubisoft has yet to officially announce any specific details regarding the title’s story.
A Game Informerreport revealed that Ubiosft CEO Yves Guillemot also confirmed during the investor call that the next installment of the Assassin’s Creed entry will be built using the same engine that the developer used to create Assassin’s Creed Unity. The Ubisoft boss praised their new current-gen game engine and stated that they will continue to expand its capabilities.
Assassin’s Creed Unity was able to deliver the most beautiful graphics we’ve ever created. Next fiscal year, we will launch a new Assassin’s Creed game based on the same technology and engine that powers Assassin’s Creed Unity. We are very confident that the experiences earned and lessons learned on Unity, along with customer feedback, will help us take Assassin’s Creed to the next level.
In addition to revealing that the plan to listen to fan feedback to help develop the next installment of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Guillemot admitted that Unity had a problematic launch as there were a number of bugs present at release. However, Ubisoft feels that they know have a better understanding of the systems and hardware to create a more stable experience moving forward.
It’s very important to understand there’s a new transition of consoles; we try to create engines that take full advantage of the capacity of the consoles. In the case of Unity, we had to re-do 100 percent of the engine. When you do that, it’s painful and it has to be re-calibrated. With this game, a few things were not perfect when it launched and it’s going to help the brand shine in the future.
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