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Assassin's Creed 3 in 2011? Ubisoft might just have confirmed it

Assassin's Creed, it seems, happens as frequently as sunset these days. With AC: Brotherhood having just been released, only a year after its predecessor Assassin's Creed II, with God knows how many spin-offs and cross-media titles appearing over the last few years, it now seems that a full-blown AC III might well be confirmed for next year.

Speaking to MCV about the continued success of the franchise, Geoffroy Sardin, Ubisoft's European marketing boss, has confirmed,

"Yes, Yves [Guillemot, Ubisoft CEO] mentioned it last week in our financials – and more details will be forthcoming. But what I can say is that next year we will have another big Assassin’s Creed game"

A big Asscreed game? That sounds like a full-size console and PC release to me. And given the current circumstances, my money is currently on an official Assassin's Creed III. With Brotherhood essentially a large-scale spin-off utilising the same assets as ACII, Ubisoft will have had a full two year development time between numbered sequels by late next year, meaning that a brand new sequel (set simultaneously in World War II, feudal Japan and Victorian London, naturally) wouldn't be a huge ask.

So, ACIII in 2011. Welcome prospect, or too soon? Whaddayareckon?

55 comments

  • tylerrobinson - April 29, 2011 5:16 p.m.

    I think that Victorian London would be a good setting for assassins creed gut don't make it all call of duty. I like jumping off roofs and stabbing people with a hidden blade.
  • tootalltohide - April 20, 2011 1:13 p.m.

    Assassin's Creed 3 well most likely be the french or american revolution, and no the fourth installment will not evolve intirely around desmond cuzh(hint may be spoilers for those who have not beaten or played the da dinci dissappearance dlc) shaun while talkin to william and u'll know who william is if u checked lucys messages at ur computer, but anyways shaun says to him that there losing desmond and william say to but him in the animus, at the end of the dlc u hear them mention that he went into a coma. So technically u probably wont play to much of desmond in the next assassins creed but u will play a new assassin in a new time frame. But u will probably get to see desmond over come the coma he's in in assassin's creed 3 or if ubisoft plans to bring assassin's creed further than 4 instllments to the franchise maybe in assassin's creed 4 u'll see desmond become the ultimate assassin that hes been trained for all this time.
  • leomend92 - March 15, 2011 1:13 a.m.

    the only thing that i would like to see an enhancement for is the parkour(freerunning) ubisoft gives me more acrobatic parkour and they will have my purchase guaranteed
  • MJJDragon - March 9, 2011 11:10 p.m.

    AC Franchise is great, I'm fairly new to the video gamming scenario and I love this game, if you take into consideration that the game is actually based in part in historic events, I would say there are a lot more of AC to come, since the story involved covers all Europe and so far AC has not really left Italy.
  • AAA1374 - March 8, 2011 3:52 a.m.

    btw, altair and ashopath, good points. AC was traditionally attractive in the difference of weaponry, and How the heck did you know that they met there!? Are you a history major (Altair007)? Pardon the french before...
  • AAA1374 - March 8, 2011 3:46 a.m.

    I agree that without a doubt, the AC series is AMAZING. I was let down however by the ending of Brotherhood... What The F**K!? It was too rushed as Ezio and you kill Lucy? But I would like to either play in a different time period, or play strictly as Desmond. The freedom offered in Brotherhood raised my expectations for future AC games, but they are rather frequent. I have a bet with some of my friends that AC 3 will release this year, and I think that it will.
  • Ashopath - February 22, 2011 4:49 p.m.

    A lot of people on here seem to think that an assassin's creed set in a later era would be good, personally i think it would be bad. The thing that first drew me to the series was the lack of guns, i like the close range melee fighting and just having knives as a ranged weapon. when the little pistol was first introduced in AC2 i was a little disappointed. ACB is by far the best in the series but i found myself loathing the parts with the machine gun and cannons because i felt it was alien to the series. I do agree that the location should be changed for the next game but i think it should be set in a simmilar time.
  • altair007 - February 17, 2011 7:56 p.m.

    what's with the victorian england and feudalism in japan??? didn't anybody watch the ending?? as you probably know,at the end shaun was speaking something about the masonic eye and the phyrigian cap...he said that those 2 come in only one place...and then the apple possessed you or whatever anad made you kill lucy...anyway,what shaun was trying to say is that the those 2 come in only one place:The Declaration of Man and Citizen...and that document was made in the French Revolution.so that means that AC3 will bring us to france in the french revolution...more exactly,paris.so we will be going to paris,france
  • Randomhibee - February 13, 2011 11:09 p.m.

    I think it should be based on the scottish wars of independence because that was a major point in history and I would hate the idea of it being based on world war 1 or 2 because it defeats the purpose of the hidden blades and swords
  • jrockk91 - February 5, 2011 8:45 a.m.

    I Dont think we should should see another era with an ancestor, I think in AC3 it should be Desmond and his real life Journey, Not him being in the animus and I say that because i dont know how long they can stretch these games out before they become bland, but if they got plenty of story left then i would suggest doing another era first, maybe the early 1900's but you know that eventually the game will feature you as playing Desmond, outside the animus and in real life, climbing skyscrapers and and stuff like that, but one thing i can go ahead and tell you that is going to be gotten rid of is the leap of faith into hay. How often these day do you see hay stacks laying around lol
  • Tatts4Life - January 31, 2011 9:24 p.m.

    Man I HOPE they release AC3 this year. I haven't played any of the DS games or any other spin offs but so far I'm loving the series so far.
  • Trueoverlord411 - January 29, 2011 12:27 a.m.

    I dont want to be hated or anything, but assassins creed is not exactly a spin off considering, out of all the AC spinoff games are never on the Xbox360 or PS3 does not feature Desmond, and does not delve deeper in to the AC storyline, and the most likely out of two areas it will be set in is the American revolution (which is unlikely), and the French revolution considering Ubisoft has apparent ties to France, not too mention that 1 of the symbols are in both of those are found in both of those places, but it is more than likely it will be set in France, and WILL NOT be set primarily on Desmond.
  • hazentaylor - December 4, 2010 3:59 p.m.

    It cannot be Ezio again. If you pay attention to the time periods hes around 50 in the end. We do not need a 50 year old Assassin leaping off rooftops and slaying guards. Its unnatural and doesn't make any sense. He also might break a hip or something.
  • NightlordKrusnik - December 4, 2010 5:14 a.m.

    My money is on AC3 coming out in 2012 to coincide with the sequence of present day events within the game
  • blair_tony - December 1, 2010 1:05 p.m.

    I must admit, I think that by dragging the games central year in the animus to the 1900's would be to much of a gap between Brotherhood and the AC3, wouldn't you wonder what happened between then? Also, I really enjoy playing with the variety of weapons we are give sich as swords, mallets, throwing knives etc. The game began during the ages of medieval Warfare, why change that? Sure, Ubisoft can modernise some aspects of the game, like they did with AC2 and Brotherhood by introducing pistols and other weapons along those lines. I hope that the creators take time and care with AC3, I much prefer it if they stay away from the whole new game annually thing like COD.
  • dunc123 - November 30, 2010 4:44 a.m.

    i honestly dont know what to expect after desmond killed lucy at the end of ACB so idk if AC3 will have ezio, or desmond for that matter, but id much rather be in like the late 1800s London
  • helenthomas - November 29, 2010 5:09 a.m.

    Well, it shocking and needed and immediate attention to short out at the earlier. ====================== Repossessed Homes
  • c1nd3rcell - November 29, 2010 4:14 a.m.

    YES!!! The Assassin's Creed franchise has to be my favorite of all time. Seriously, though, a new game out that soon? The devs said it themselves, the series would get way overused if the went Call of Duty on us, and who could argue? I'm having way to much fun with ACB still! Ah well, AC3 will be amazing anyway, no doubt about it.
  • ryno - November 29, 2010 12:56 a.m.

    Desmond should star in the modern world in this one.
  • VictorRodriguez1 - November 28, 2010 11:38 p.m.

    i thought they were sitting out for a bit on this franchise. it's not too soon if it's later on in the year, so i guess it's ok.

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