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Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation “Did Very Well,” Follow-Up Isn’t Happening This Year due to AC IV: Black Flag

August 6, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

AC3 Aveline

In a holiday season that brought us Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation was a bright spot for the PlayStation Vita, with Ubisoft previously stating that they were “pretty happy” when reporting nearly 600,000 copies sold in February.

As the Assassin’s Creed franchise is a yearly one, it seemed as though we’d be getting a follow-up to Liberation on the PlayStation Vita this year, but E3 came and went, and nothing was announced. Ashraf Ismail, Game Director on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, spoke to Eurogamer about Liberation, revealing how “the team that worked on Liberation is actually working with us on [Assassin's Creed IV]. They’re developing a specific part of the game for us.”

Even though it may seem like Ubisoft has a million people working hard to bring you these games every year, there is a limit, with Ashraf continuing by saying, “The amount of people working on ACIV, Watch Dogs – that’s a massive game – the focus within Ubisoft right now is on these two games, and then you have The Crew and The Division as well.”

While “Liberation actually did very well” and the “sales were fairly decent,” it looks like you’ll just have to be content with playing as Aveline in Black Flag, rather than getting a brand new handheld adventure.

Do you think we’ll be seeing Assassin’s Creed on PlayStation Vita next year? Let us know in the comments below.

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