The development of the fourth game in the Assassin’s Creed series has been confirmed, and it has quite the army supporting it.
Titled Assassin’s Creed Revelations, the 2011 game is once again led by Ubisoft Montreal, but with five additional Ubisoft studios assisting: Annecy, Massive Entertainment, Quebec, Singapore and Bucharest. Massive is the new addition, the rest were involved in Brotherhood as well.
The entire series has sold more than 28 million units worldwide to date, today’s announcement also says; plenty of reasons for another one then.
Assassin’s Creed Revelations is seen as the final chapter in protagonist Ezio trilogy and will gallop players to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where those pesky Templars are up to no good again.
The multiplayer component introduced in last year’s game will return, “refined and expanded,” with added maps, modes and characters up for grabs.
In addition, according to Ubi Montreal’s creative director Alexandre Amancio, players can expect “lots of new features and some significant surprises.” But those are being held back for now.
The game will be out in November for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Should history repeat itself though, expect the PC version to slip into 2012.
More information will be included in the June issue of Game Informer, and of course at E3 next month. For now though, check a larger version of the first screenshot above in the gallery here.
We’ve also put together a comprehensive list of all the Assassin’s Creed games in the series if you want to learn more.