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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is still on schedule to release on Nov 16, 2010 in North America and Nov 19, 2010 in the UK. But if the series’ associate producer Jean-Francois Boivin has his way, you won’t be seeing a new Assassin’s Creed game anytime soon after that.
In an interview with Eurogamer, Boivin cites the saturation of sequels for music games as a reason to give the series a breather. “We can see a lot of the music games that are releasing year after year – the interest is a lot less than it used to be. You want to keep people excited. You gotta make people miss it a bit. It’s like, ‘Oh man! I’m so happy it’s back!’ But if you keep force-feeding to people then people are like, ‘Yeah, enough of your Assassin’s Creed,’ says Boivin.
Above: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood will be releasing this November. But Boivin wants the series to take a 'breather' after that
"If we skip a year, I think we're good. But yeah, I think we could do something really true to the license if we skip a year and release it in 2012 or 2013. We need to keep it fresh though; we need to keep it relatively close by, because we have to keep the interest there. I don't think we do a service to this license if we pull a Duke Nukem on people, you know what I'm saying? It's hard to answer."
We like the way Boivin thinks and like the idea of giving the series some time to ‘breath’ so that the next time a new Assassin’s Creed title is announced, it really means something. That being said, the decision is not completely up to Boivin alone.
“Bottom line, it’s not for me to say. We have some business people that will eventually put a date and say ‘This needs to come out.’ We have our creative people, who are also pushing on their end, saying ‘We need this much time to do something new and refreshing, just scope wise.’ So I don’t know how much time we’ll need,” explains Boivin.
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