Today during Ubisoft's post-earnings financial call, company CEO Yves Guillemot announced that the next installment in the Assassin's Creed series will launch in Ubisoft's fiscal year 2014, which could be anytime between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014. The game will feature a new protagonist and will be set in a new time period.
However, this next game in the series will take see quite a shift. Guillemot promised that a major leap forward was coming for the Assassin's Creed series, and he indicated that the game will be developed under a new development team this time around. It's not said what platforms the game will launch on, but it's safe to say that it'll be coming to Microsoft's and Sony's respective consoles, possibly even their next-gen consoles.
The latest in the series is Assassin's Creed III, which was released in late October last year and has shipped more than 12 million copies to date. The game took place during the American Revolutionary War and featured a half-Native American protagonist named Connor. It'll be interesting to see where the next Assassin's Creed game will take us.
In addition to the Assassin's Creed series, Ubisoft also discussed the future of the Far Cry franchise, saying that fans should expect another Far Cry game in the near future, hinting that gamers won't have to wait as long this time around as opposed to past Far Cry releases, which is definitely a good sign for fans.