The story of Assassin’s Creed which started in 2007 is now going to be concluded sometime before December 2012, with Ubisoft Montreal’s developer strongly hinting that the tale of Desmond Miles will be concluded next year. The franchise stresses heavily on the disturbing Mayan prophecy regarding the world coming to an end in 21 December 2012, a date which is a bit over 14 months away.
Recently, the creative lead of Revelations, Alexandre Amacio, stated that this timeline pressurises Ubisoft Montreal to conclude everything by then. He commented that the series has a very strong and complex narrative and that they are trying their best to complete the game before the deadline. The developer also stated that it would be pretty stupid of them to be subjecting the title to such a semi-reality (the 2012 theme) and then overshooting the date themselves. This very utterance probably means that another game of Assassin’s Creed is coming in the fall of 2012.
Over all, Ubisoft Montreal has developed four chief games since the debut of the Assassin’s Creed series in 2007, and then Assassin’s Creed 2 of 2009 has even enjoyed a pair of follow-ups in immediate succession with 2010’s Brotherhood and the upcoming Revelations. Besides concluding the tale of Desmond, Assassin’s Creed is likely to be returning with a brand new lead character. Amacio said that the series all about cycles; they have the Altair cycle and the Ezio cycle. These two are expected to be concluded in Revelations and then there is the Desmond cycle that is expecting its conclusion on December 2012.
Even if the franchise does continue even after its next year release, it’s quite unlikely to be subjected to the annual launch routine that Ubisoft has been following since the time of Assassin’s Creed II. However, a change in development approach at Ubisoft Montreal signifies that the quick rate at which the new games are being produced is most likely to come to an end.
Even Amacio was quoted as saying that they are already structuring the manner in which they develop Assassin’s Creed, hence its release schedule will change significantly, possibly taking longer than it does now. The newest instalment Revelations is going to be released on the Xbox 360 and PS3 on 15 November, though recently the PC release was pushed back to sometime in early December.