Assassin’s Creed franchise taking ‘a breather’

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood may be the second Creed game in as many years, but series isn’t about to go all Call of Duty/Guitar Hero/Rock Band on us just yet. Jean-Francois Boivin, the mega French associate producer on the series has reassured that he wants the franchise to have some space before jumping into what will probably be Assassin’s Creed III.

“Honestly, I think for the benefit of everybody – and business can come back and override everything I say because at the end of the day it’s about selling games – I believe that this license needs a breather. You can’t plough a field every year. Once every three years – or once every something – you have to let it breathe. You have to let the minerals back in. I think it’s the same thing with any license, really.

“We can see a lot of the music games that are releasing year after year – the interest is a lot less than it used to be. The excitement is a lot less than it used to be. You want to keep people excited. You gotta make people miss it a bit. It’s like, ‘Oh man! I’m so happy it’s back!’ But if you keep force-feeding to people then people are like, ‘Yeah, enough of your Assassin’s Creed‘.

“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 [Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood] is the end of Ezio’s story. This is it.”

Boivin also confirmed he knew where the next title was headed, but offered no real hints on where that could be. Maybe we’ll get a few ideas when Brotherhood launches in November.

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