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?