Ubisoft: Brotherhood a True Sequel

July 19, 2010Written by Kyle P.

With the release of the newest entry into the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Brotherhood, just a few months away, many gamers are wondering if the game, which will come just one year after the launch of Assassin’s Creed 2, is really being made into a true sequel, or is just being rushed to make it into this year’s holiday season. With under a year of development time and the introduction of multiplayer, a first in the series, many gamers are raising questions over the game’s quality. To those worried gamers: don’t fret! That’s coming straight from one of the game’s producers.

According to the game’s associate producer, Jean-Francois Boivin, the studio behind the game, Ubisoft Montreal, is ensuring that Brotherhood is not “Assassin’s Creed 2.5”, but rather a full fledged sequel. Speaking to Eurogamer, Boivin said the following:

“It’s not a mission pack. It’s not a 2.5. It’s set in Rome, which is three times the size of Florence, which technologically is a challenge to do, just memory wise. You have this enormous playground to play with. And you have these new features, these new elements that bring a new twist and a new angle to Ezio’s story.

Continuing, he added:

“Plus we’re bringing everything people loved about Assassin’s Creed II. We took each feature and said, ‘How can we make that feature better, or give it a bit of spice, a bit of Tabasco, or a bit of baby oil so it flows a bit better?’ We will be extremely successful in convincing fans once they have the controller in their hands. Then the question is going to be, ‘How did they do it in a year?’ That’s going to be the question that’s fun to answer later on.”

We here at PlayStation LifeStyle can only hope Brotherhood continues the high quality gameplay found in the previous Assassin’s Creed games.