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Assassin's Creed

Why Ubisoft is Killing the Assassin’s Creed Series?

Assassin’s Creed is an action-adventure stealth video game series created by Patrice Désilets, Jade Raymond and Corey May, developed and published by Ubisoft. It depicts the centuries-old struggle between the Assassins and Templars. They fight for peace and free will against the belief that peace comes through control. 

The main games in the Assassin’s Creed series were developed by Ubisoft Montreal, with the handheld spin-offs developed by Gameloft, Gryptonite Studios, Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Sofia. The series has been expanded into various media, including comics, novels, movies and short films.

Kill to Give Birth to a New

Kill to Give Birth to a New

The idea for Assassin’s Creed came from Patrice Désilets, who had worked on the Prince of Persia series. He wanted to create a new IP that would be set in a historical time period and would feature a new style of gameplay. They showed the world a game that revolutionized the gaming trends at that time just like Woo Casino in the iGaming world.

From the beginning, the games created competition for its own iconic but stagnant Prince of Persia series. Eventually, the Assassin’s Creed series ousted Prince of Persia as the main historical action-adventure franchise for Ubisoft. This is because Assassin’s Creed was a more successful franchise, selling more copies and receiving better reviews. Prince of Persia had become stale by the time Assassin’s Creed was released, and so it was decided to focus on the new franchise.

Assassin’s Creed Series

The first game of Assassin’s Creed was released in 2007. Set in the Crusades-era Holy Land, it follows Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad, a member of the Assassin Order, as he carries out a series of assassination missions to weaken the Crusaders and prevent the Third Crusade. 

Assassin’s Creed II was released in 2009, and is set in the Renaissance period in Italy. The game introduces Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who becomes an Assassin after his family is betrayed. He seeks vengeance against those who wronged him, and becomes embroiled in the Assassins’ fight against the Templars. 

2010 saw the release of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, which is set immediately after the events of Assassin’s Creed II. It follows Ezio as he travels to Rome to take down the Templars. The game also introduces multiplayer to the series for the first time.

Revelations was released in 2011, and is set during the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. It follows Ezio as he travels to Constantinople in search of a library that contains the secrets of the Assassins. The game was the final chapter of Ezio’s story, ending this beloved trilogy. The game also features Desmond Miles, who is revealed to be a descendant of Ezio.

Assassin’s Creed III was released in 2012 and is set during the American Revolutionary War. It follows Connor Kenway, a half-Englishman, a half-Mohawk assassin who seeks to protect his people from the Templars. The game also ended Desmond’s storyline.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was released in 2013, and is set during the Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean. It follows Edward Kenway, grandfather of Connor Kenway, as he becomes a pirate and an Assassin. The fourth part of the Ubisoft game for the first time took a step away from the game ideology and focused more on pirates and their adventures, and the order of the assassins and their eternal confrontation with templars faded into the background. A sip of pirate freedom was so much enjoyed by the players that it resulted in a separate game Skull and Bones, which is scheduled for release in November 2022.

However, many consider this game a point of no return, after which the developers began to move further and further away from the origins and ideas of the series. Perhaps Unity and Syndicate were the last Assassin’s Creed games about an order of assassins, and not about mythology and witcher-like tales.

Where Is the AC Headed? Rumors and Facts

Where Is the AC Headed? Rumors and Facts

Nobody knows exactly what is going to be with the Assassin’s Creed series and whether there will be any new of them. Looks like Ubisoft hasn’t made up its mind about them as well.

Journalist Jason Schreier said that Ubisoft will release a new part of Assassin’s Creed in late 2022 or early 2023. According to an insider, it was originally planned that the game, codenamed Rift, would be a DLC to Valhalla, but the developers decided to remake it into a separate project. We can only hope that the game will not disappoint us.

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