This really should not come as a surprise because a while ago Ubisoft confirmed that the annualised releases of Assassin’s Creed games were really working well for them. In a recent conference call to investors, Ubisoft big cheese Yves Guillemot confirmed that next year will see the release of a “major” new entry into the wildly successful franchise.
With Ezio Auditore’s trilogy drawing to a close in next week’s release of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, the 2012 Assassin’s Creed game will likely be a numerical sequel. There’s been a ton of speculation as to where the franchise will head for Assassin’s Creed III (if it’s even called that) with many pointing towards Japan, China or some time during America’s early history. Note, however, that the header image is fan art and by no means anything official.
In the conference call, Guillemot called next year’s game “another great, full-fledged Assassin’s Creed title.” He went on to advise investors that the game would be a “major release and we will be communicating more about it in the coming months”. So we’ll probably know more by early next year. Alternatively you could watch the short film Assassin’s Creed: Embers as it’s been rumoured to contain hints as to where the series will head next. Embers will release alongside Revelations next week.