There are no less than three Assassin’s Creed games currently in development at Ubisoft, the company revealed to Kotaku at E3. Ubisoft plans to continue releasing a new game in the historically inclined series every year, and each game will continue to be developed over multiple years, CEO Yves Guillemot said. The company hopes that it can avoid franchise fatigue by giving the studios behind the upcoming Assassin’s Creed games the time and freedom to keep things innovative and fresh, Guillemot said.
“If you can really change the game on a regular basis and bring in innovation your fans want a product very regularly,” he told the site. “Our job is to make sure the teams have enough power, enough energy and enough time to take the necessary steps to create a high quality game.”
Guillemot did not reveal any details about the AC games that will follow this year’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and it’s unclear whether the three currently in development are all core games or some are spin-offs. Black Flag hits shelves Oct. 29.