According to Assassin’s Creed: Unity developer Arnaud Jamin, future installments in the Assassin’s Creed series won’t be numbered, but will instead be named after their theme.
In a recent interview Ubisoft’s Mr Jamin disclosed that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag would be the last numbered entry in the series, with Assassin’s Creed: Unity bringing in a new era for the history-adventure franchise.
When asked why Assassin’s Creed: Unity wasn’t titled Assassin’s Creed 5, he stated that “we plan to go with a title that matches the theme in the future.”
It does make sense. Ubisoft previously stated that the series could potentially carry on forever thanks to the ability to jump the series through history. Eventually we’d get to Assassin’s Creed 16 and it’d sound a bit ridiculous. Also, by not having the games numbered Ubisoft can entice new players who would otherwise be afraid of jumping into a series so many games in.
It’s not unheard of for publishers to ditch the sequential numbering of their games and it’s not even the first time Ubisoft has done such a thing, just take a look at the Rayman and Rainbow Six series.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity will be releasing on November 11th in North America and November 13th for the UK and Europe and will only be available on the PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Will you be sad to see the back of the numbers? Or are you glad they’ve gone the way of the dodo? Let us know down in the comments section below.
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