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Assassin's Creed Goes On Hiatus?

by Matthew Kato on Jul 08, 2010 at 07:19 AM

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood was one of the most-talked about games at this year's E3 (check out our preview), but it might be the last we see of the series until at least 2012.

The game's associate producer, Jean-Francois Boivin, told Eurogamer that he hopes the series goes dark after Brotherhood comes out later this year in order to keep it fresh. "I don't think there's going to be an Assassin's Creed in 2011. I think we're going to let it breathe a bit and really focus on bringing something new and exciting for the next time around. This is the end of Ezio's story. This is it." Boivin says he'd like to see the next title in 2012 or 2013.

Of course, Boivin was also quick to point out that there are business decisions that come into play when Ubisoft decides what to do next with the franchise. Back in February, the company expressed a desire to have yearly titles based on its most popular franchises like Assassin's Creed. Which side will win in the end for the soul of Assassin's Creed: the creative or the business side? It's an age-old battle not unlike the Templars vs. the Assassins...