The Assassin’s Creed franchise has been receiving yearly installments for since it first released. However, publisher Ubisoft has admitted they may need to back off from annual Assassin’s Creed titles in order to come up with something fresh.
Speaking to VG247, Ubisoft’s Rafael Lacoste had this to say:
I think we have a nice process, a nice workflow. But […] I think we need to step back, to maybe take more time to do something fresh. It’s still a big challenge, but we could make it with a little more time. The thing is, he said, people simply really like the Assassin’s Creed games, and there’s obviously demand within the market for a new game as quickly as possible. Besides, it’s not like the games’ quality has suffered: each continues to be a fine example of its genre.
Lacoste also stated:
If you make comparisons to television series; if the story’s good, they care about the characters and it’s compelling, they’re not going to complain when a seasonal TV series comes out every year, right? That’s not to say Assassin’s Creed will come out every year, but we feel like the momentum of ACII, AC Brotherhood and now AC Revelations will create a complete picture of Ezio’s life and also touch upon Altair. That’s something we wanted to do and we think the fans will enjoy it.
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations will launch worldwide on November 15th, 2011. Ubisoft recently confirmed another installment in the series for 2012.