Ubisoft CEO Acknowledges Assassin’s Creed Unity Issues, Notes “A Few Things Were Not Perfect When the Game Was Launched”
Ubisoft took a lot of fire after releasing the almost unplayable Assassin’s Creed Unity, but in its recent third fiscal quarter earnings call, company CEO Yves Guillemot mentioned that the next Assassin’s Creed title would take the series “to the next level.”
During the call, Guillemot acknowledged some of Unity’s issues, noting that “a few things were not perfect when the game was launched.” While that seems like a bit of an understatement, he went on to say how Unity‘s engine, and customer feedback, will actually help the next Assassin’s Creed game to really shine.
Assassin’s Creed Unity was able to deliver the most beautiful graphics we’ve ever created. Next fiscal year, we will launch a new Assassin’s Creed game based on the same technology and engine that powers Assassin’s Creed Unity. We are very confident that the experiences earned and lessons learned on Unity, along with customer feedback, will help us take Assassin’s Creed to the next level.
The next Assassin’s Creed game is set to come out sometime in the next fiscal year, which runs from April of this year until March of 2016. A total of four other Ubisoft Triple-A games are set to come out during that time, including The Division and Rainbow Six Siege. The other two are unknown at this point.
In other Assassin’s Creed news, it looks like Marion Cotillard, known for Mal in Inception and Miranda in The Dark Knight Rises, will be joining Michael Fassbender in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie, which is scheduled to come out sometime in 2016. Her role has not yet been specified.
What do you think of Ubisoft’s quotes on the next Assassin’s Creed? Do you trust them to make it less of a mess than Unity was?