Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot confirmed to investors that the studio is on track to launch the third full chapter of its Assassin's Creed franchise on October 30.
"We will push the title a lot because it's a fantastic product that the team has been working for three years...What we have seen is just fabulous," he said.
Assassin's Creed III is predicted by Guillemot to be “the biggest launch in Ubisoft history”, and is currently in development for PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii U. Zero information was given regarding the game's plot, however the most popular theory is it will take place on US soil during The American Revolution. This theory is supported by coordinates to New York found buried in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's 'Da Vinci Disappearance' DLC, and mention of the famous war in a recent Ubisoft fan survey.
Another big question is whether or not Assassin's Creed III will feature an all-new multiplayer build. If so, this would essentially render Assassin's Creed: Revelation's online community obsolete before its first anniversary.
Assassin's Creed 3's 2012 release was rumored earlier this week in a “leaked” Ubisoft release schedule which stated the Animus-based sequel would arrive this year with Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Retribution. Ubisoft quickly issued a statement calling the list “inaccurate”, but now we know the studio wasn't being 100% clear. Could this mean a hasty Splinter Cell announcement is just around the corner?