Delaying Assassin’s Creed 4 because of boredom

As we eagerly wait for the arrival of Assassin’s Creed 3 recent news on the idea of delaying AC4 because of boredom could be something that may not be entirely welcomed by fans of the series. The expectation now is that a new installment will come out annually and this could become tiresome, but if people enjoy it, there is no reason to slow down.

With no news on an actual release date for the next-gen consoles, Assassin’s Creed 4 could be a supposed title to come around the same time, with Ubisoft concentrating on bringing new life into the series. Passion For Games asks whether Assassin’s Creed needs to take a break before people get bored, and the declining sales numbers of the spin-off sequels in 2010 and 2011 could be a signal that things are slowing down.

This year we will get a proper sequel to 2009’s Assassin’s Creed 2 with more improvements and a multiplayer mode there is a feeling that we are overdosing on this franchise over the last decade. It has been mentioned that a new angle to embrace the next gen would be the ideal stomping ground for Assassin’s Creed to have a bit of time off, coming back to a scenario where absence makes the heart grow fonder.

It may be good for a franchise to be missed but we cannot see Ubisoft relaxing their reign on such a popular series, and to be fair listening to some gamers’ suggestions on what location should appear in the next game there is so much more that could be implemented to the world of Assassin’s Creed. Some may feel that more time between games would allow developers to create better quality games and other franchises should also consider this.

Only yesterday, we wrote about the amount of background accuracy that is involved in Assassin’s Creed 3 and Ubisoft’s source of information being the American Revolution historical records. Surely if a game is doing well developers should continue to bring out new titles. What is your opinion on whether Assassin’s Creed needs a break?

  • Matthew Seaux

    Assassin’s Creed is one of the best game franchises in video game history when it came out back in 07′ it was a different type of game that nobody saw before then ACII came out and made it better then AC:Brotherhood came out and brought in the multiplayer and it show a new multiplayer that nobody ever seen that awards u on how quietly u kill ur opponent and now revelations,the story was kinda boring and stale but the multiplayer was a whole hell of a lot better. Now plain in simple Assassin’s Creed III will take the game to new heights and so will the multiplayer.

  • Steve Kimberley

     Assassins Creed 3 looks set to become one of the biggest selling games in the series, I remain skeptical regarding a lot of the rumors floating around the internet (mostly the 4 player co-op one!), but on the whole I think this game is set to go down in history, not only because of it’s great dynamic play-style but also it’s rich involving story lines and historical accuracy. Ubisoft seem to listen to their fans responses anyway, so they’ll always get it right, people hates the tower defense mode of brotherhood and it was quickly removed in revelations. In short, as long as the games keep coming, I’ll keep buying. Definitely one of my favorite series.

    • Guest

      Steve Kimberley, you immediately discredited any of your opinions by stating: “people hates the tower defense mode of brotherhood and it was quickly removed in revelations.”…. ummm… Tower Defense was introduced in Revelations and was never in Brotherhood…

    • Earthdamner

      Tower defense wasn’t introduced until revelations. Makes me wonder if you’ve played the games.

  • Omar_k_b

    Delay it by one year, and spend more time on the next one, I don’t want to pre order the same franchise every year, I want different games.

  • Misha

    I love what Ubisoft seems to be doing with its development cycles around the Assassin’s Creed franchise.  A major release – with updates in the game/physics engine and the introduction of a new main character/timeframe/historical scene every three years seems about right to me.  It allows for huge leaps in graphics and gameplay by giving the development team enough time to create the leaps.

    Having less-major updates the next year and the third year that make use of the same game engine, general time period, but with more story and gameplay to flesh out works for me.  The developers can get more bang out of their game engine/modeling efforts while players get the experience of a much longer-term story.

    Ezio’s story worked very well as a long-term trilogy and I enjoyed every minute of the three episodes.  Yes, Brotherhood and Revelations weren’t as groundbreaking, but the story told through those episodes was fantastic and well worth the gameplay.  I hope Conner gets a trilogy (maybe he heads to Paris for the French Revolution after this?), before Assassin’s Creed 4 comes out in 2015 (with a brand-spankin’-new game engine, new main character, etc…)

  • TEchnis

    I believe theya re takinga break becuase they are ending the original desmod trilogy that was planned many years ago and need a break for new ideas for the new animus persons story

  • Prophetless

    I feel it needs a break. I’m burned out on it. Took me until the week before Revelations released to finish Brotherhood. And I’m only on sequence 5 of Revelations right now. I love the series but just burned out. I would say release one every 2 years.

  • Marinat25

    I’m an old school gamer and I have to say, as there aren’t many games I love out there as much as this, I would love to see more. I don’t think the reason to stop creating a beautiful series is because some users might be burned out otherwise people wouldn’t be curious to play. There might be some time to do some user testing on this and see what is really the interest in the users’ minds that keeps pulling them into the series. No legendary series just died off because a few users got “burned out”. People love something or they don’t and this series is fantastic!