How does news of two Assassin’s Creed games in development impacts the franchise?


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It seems that the one question most video game developers will have going forward is what to do about game series that appeared on last gen?

The thing is you don’t want to single out one group by just making games for people that purchased the newest console.

The previous generation of consoles is where the title found its footing, but as the months go by and systems are available, consumers are going to want the latest device.

That’s a very tough decision to make and for some studios it might not be financially sound to have teams working on one game for both old and new hardware.

The good news is that one developer in Ubisoft has already made that decision for one of the more popular game franchises out there.

There’s a report from CVG, that the next Assassin’s Creed game will have two versions, as it’s going to release on both current gen and next gen platforms. This is the right decision with the series selling well with each new release.

The latest entrant in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag was received tremendously well by critics and won numerous gaming awards.

The game did release on PS3 and Xbox 360 first, then once PS4 and Xbox One came out it was a launch title for each of those systems.

The big thing is that most of the sales from games are going to come from the last gen with more owners of those consoles.

As for the future of Assassin’s Creed it looks bright as owners of either generation of consoles will be able to continue assassinating people as they see fit.

There will come a time probably where games will only release on the new consoles, because it will allow developers to be creative and also the new consoles have more capabilities than the previous ones.

You can sound off in the comments section below on what you think about two versions being made for the next Assassin’s Creed game.

Also how long do you think it will take where games will just release on the newer systems?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Assassin's Creed Ubisoft Video Games

  • Sigurd Simensen

    wished next assassin’s creed game would come out only on the next gen. I don’t own a next gen but planning on buying one when the next AC game comes out. I sort of feel we are finished with the current gen when it comes to assassins creed. I mean we got as many as six games already :P This entire deal with a game being developed for two console generations is kind of new when you think about it. The transition from one next gen to another is becoming smaller and smaller. Let’s take the tekken games for example. When we were waiting for tekken 4 it went without saying that it would only appear on the playstation 2 and that we had put the playstation 1 behind us. And logically enough because the change in graphics from tekken 3 to 4 was tremendous. But we don’t have such changes today.