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Posted by Raine Hutchens on Oct 4, 2011

A New Assassin’s Creed Title Will Be Arriving In 2012

The amazing storyline that was started with the first Assassin’s Creed title back in 2007 won’t be ending with Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. Instead this tale will be coming to an end next year in 2012, five years since the franchise’s start. For those who have been following along, this means we’ll be seeing a new Assassin’s Creed title next year.

According to AC: Revelations’ Creative Lead Alexandre Amacio spoke to Eurogamer and gave some details about the confirmation of the new game. “In Assassin’s Creed we set up a timeline with this whole end of the world plot of December 2012. That’s fast approaching, and the story we have to tell, we obviously need to do it before we arrive at that point. We had such a complex and strong narrative that we ourselves did our best to just try to execute these games before that date.”

When you get down to it, Amacio explained that the series is built upon cycles. There’s the Ezio cycle and the Altair cycle, both of which are set to conclude in Revelations. With that said, there leaves the Desmond cycle, which is set to end at the end of 2012. This means that Ubisoft Montreal will be back in full force working on this final game in this specific cycle, but it still won’t be the end of Assassin’s Creed as we know it. As Amacio states, “there’s many cycles within the brand – that’s the whole point. History is our playground.” The main difference between this upcoming title and ones we will see in the future is the rate at which they arrive. After the Desmond cycle concludes, the games in the series won’t release so quickly. “Our development approach is changing so our cycles aren’t structured the same way – so it gives us a little bit more development time,” says Amacio. We’ll keep a lookout for more information on this upcoming project.

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