Ubisoft are no stranger to the yearly franchise model, the publisher has proven that with the announcement of the third Assassin’s Creed game, Assassin’s Creed Revelations, in as many years.
Now they want to bring that model and its success over to other franchises, as CEO Yves Guillemot explained during last week’s annual investor’s call. He said: “What is impressive with the release year after year of Assassin’s Creed is our ability to deliver every time with a high level of innovation and creativity in a large and very diverse open world. There is no other open world console game that is coming on a yearly basis.
“We are applying the very [same] product template to our other strong franchises to bring them back to Assassin’s Creed blockbuster profitable status.”
But what other franchises could Ubi do this for? Driver? Ghost Recon? Those franchises have both struggled with delays recently. Maybe E3 will provide a better insight.