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MasterAssasin84
03-04-2014, 09:27 PM
A recent statement below from UBI North American president confirming the Annual release cycle of an AC game will be broken if the quality of the instalment is Bad.






“If we think we’ve ended up with a 70 percent Assassin's Creed game, we’re not going to ship it,” Detoc told IGN. “That damages the brand. I'm not going to give you the names of products, because you know them as well as I do, but if you start to make games at 70 percent, even with a big brand, eventually people are going to change their mind about that brand. They won’t want it anymore. That’s what saves the recurrence. There are 30 million people or so who have been playing Grand Theft Auto. Last year, to pick a round number, we had about 10 million people playing Assassin’s Creed. When we come up with an Assassin’s Creed the next year, there’s another 10 million brand new people who might be interested in the new setting, because of the new history, or the new naval battles and the pirates. It’s a variation on gameplay from even last year.”


“You bring something fresh, but you have to bring quality too,” he continued. “There’s a lot of people who can play your game. We have fans who come back to the franchise and we’re very thankful for them, because we think we’re giving them a good game to play, and they give back to us when they buy it. But there’s a lot more people out there who we can sell games to.”
“I like to think that we don’t delay everything,” Detoc said. “It’s the reason for the delay that really matters. It’s a lot easier to predict the release of an Assassin’s Creed, because we understand what it takes. It’s a lot easier to predict a franchise that has more recurrence, for sure, than a new IP.

frodrigues55
03-04-2014, 09:42 PM
How questionable, though.

AC3 and AC4 were not delayed. IMO, even though they are good games, they could use some real time to be more polished and more quality all around. I'm not just talking about some half-assed mechanics, but both of them (plus Freedom Cry) are really broken in their own way, especially on PC, and unfortunally will remain that way forever.

I mean, you can't really think Ubi looked at AC3's final version and thought it was a polished, quality game that had all the work it could have.

LoyalACFan
03-04-2014, 09:54 PM
Seems like I've read this before, and I don't really buy it. There will be an AC game every year. I can only maybe see them pushing it back from late October (their usual launch date) to early December at the latest.

Dome500
03-04-2014, 10:18 PM
Seems like I've read this before, and I don't really buy it. There will be an AC game every year. I can only maybe see them pushing it back from late October (their usual launch date) to early December at the latest.

Pretty much this + the post above.

PR talk, nothing more....

SpiritOfNevaeh
03-05-2014, 01:41 AM
Pretty much this + the post above.

PR talk, nothing more....

My thoughts exactly.