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Assassin's Creed co-dev says annual release 'is a boon,' but wants more 'ownership'

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 08, 2013 2:30pm PDT

"Shipping a game every year is a boon rather than a hindrance," Ubisoft Quebec game director said about working on Assassin's Creed as co-dev. However, "I don't think teams can be co-dev partners forever," he points out, as the studio tries to leave the shadow of Montreal.

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Ubisoft Montreal head explains annualized Assassin's Creed

By Steve Watts, Apr 01, 2013 8:00am PDT

Ubisoft Montreal head Yannis Mallat explains why the sales response to Assassin's Creed games hasn't slowed its annualization, and how a yearly game doesn't mean a yearly development cycle.

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"Hopefully with 3 over and done with they can lose the massive lameness that was the present day ..."

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Ubisoft Toronto collaborating on next, next Assassin's Creed

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 28, 2013 10:30am PDT

Ubisoft is positioning its new-ish Toronto studio as one of the big ones, giving the team one of its biggest franchises to play with in Splinter Cell Blacklist. It still has to do the Ubi grunt work of helping with other studios' annual sequels, though. Managing director Jad...

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Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag trailer reveals gameplay

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 25, 2013 10:25am PDT

Juggling two jobs can be difficult for anyone, but Captain Edward Kenway seems to take the responsibilities of both pirate and Assassin in his stride. Ubisoft today dropped the first "gameplay" trailer for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, showing the kind of salty shenanigan...

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"I hope it has real melee combat this time instead of QTE melee combat."

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Assassin's Creed: Rising Phoenix spotted on retail site

By Steve Watts, Mar 15, 2013 8:45am PDT

Assassin's Creed: Rising Phoenix has been spotted again, this time at a retail site that lists it as a Vita game releasing a few weeks before Black Flag.

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Assassin's Creed 4: what's in store for the present-day story

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 14, 2013 2:00pm PDT

In this in-depth feature, we explore where the "present day" narrative of Assassin's Creed 4 can go. Note that there are many spoilers from across the entire Assassin's Creed franchise.

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"I haven't played AC3 yet, waiting for it to go on sale but I seriously hated being forced into ..."

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Assassin's Creed 4 dev: pirates no longer 'for kids'

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 11, 2013 10:00am PDT

You and I know pirates to be cheery drunkards, perhaps made of plasticine, who plunder cursed booty and battle sea monsters. Yet, Ubisoft Montreal claims, this is all fiction. The developer has said it is "giving pirates the HBO, reality treatment" in Assassin's Creed 4: Bla...

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"I don't see why... Planks are fun. And well... Hooks could make for some BRUTAL kills =]"

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Assassin's Creed: Rising Phoenix logo spotted

By Steve Watts, Mar 08, 2013 3:15pm PST

A logo has appeared for Assassin's Creed: Rising Phoenix from Ubisoft's cinema creation studio, leading to questions about what it could be.

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"Yeah, him being burned to a crisp at the end of the last game would suggest that."

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Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag preview: refreshing a franchise

By Kat Bailey, Mar 04, 2013 6:00am PST

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag represents an opportunity to refresh the franchise at large. Building upon the excellent ship-to-ship action of Assassin's Creed 3, almost the entirety of AC4 is set on the high seas. It's deeper too. Think of it as The Legend of Zelda: Wind Wa...

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"Sorry, I was being sarcastic. After doing all that and uncovering everything in the first three ..."

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Assassin's Creed 4 set for October 29, next-gen consoles confirmed

By Steve Watts, Mar 01, 2013 7:30am PST

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag is coming on October 29 and will appear on next-gen consoles, according to a sneaky bit of access to Ubisoft's official site.

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"Don't bet on it the rumor right now is that Gran Turismo 6 coming to PS3 this year and will be ..."

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Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag confirmed by box art

By John Keefer, Feb 28, 2013 6:00am PST

Ubisoft has revealed that Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag does indeed exist, releasing European pack shots for the game for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U.

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"A new AC game comes out every year. Different teams, of course: this new one has apparently been ..."

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Assassin's Creed 4 to take place during 'Golden Age of Piracy'

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 27, 2013 11:30am PST

More information about Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 4 continues to leak today. A map reveals that the game will take place in the Caribbean, during the "Golden Age of Piracy."

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"So... much... AC. I'm not complaining, I don't have to play them, but for me they're the kind of ..."

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Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag features pirates, leaked marketing materials reveal

By Steve Watts, Feb 26, 2013 10:45am PST

A rumored marketing poster for the next Assassin's Creed game calls it "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag" and showcases pirates.

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"On hindsight, seeing how well developed the naval missions were on AC3, we should have seen ..."

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Assassin's Creed 3 DLC trailer goes mad with power

By Steve Watts, Feb 19, 2013 9:30am PST

Assassin's Creed 3's "Tyranny of King Washington" DLC kicks off today, and a new trailer details the story and shows off a few of its new gameplay hooks.

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Ghost Recon Online gets Assassin's Creed themed items

By Steve Watts, Feb 11, 2013 1:30pm PST

Ghost Recon Online is now offering items themed after Assassin's Creed series, to promote its upcoming "King Washington" DLC.

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"is this game still dead? cuz back when I played it there was hardly anybody playing. It also ..."

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