Assassin's Creed Will Actually End One Day

Assassin's Creed Will Actually End One Day

Many of gaming's biggest franchises have no endgame in mind — ask Nintendo when they'll stop making Mario games, for example, and you'll be laughed out of Kyoto. And the actual NFL is more likely to end before Madden ever does.

Assassin's Creed, though? The folks behind Ubisoft's longrunning action/adventure series say it'll end one day. They promise. Even though annualized releases are making Ubisoft a ton of money, and they've currently got at least three Assassin's Creeds in development, there's a finale in sight.

In an interview with Eurogamer published today, Assassin's Creed IV director Ashraf Ismail promised that yes, one day, the series will end:

We have multiple development teams, then we have the brand team that sits on top and is filled with writers and designers concerned with the series' overall arc. So there is an overall arc, and each iteration has its place inside this. We have an idea of where the end is, what the end is. But of course [Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot] announced we are a yearly title, we ship one game a year. So depending on the setting, depending on what fans want, we've given ourselves room to fit more in this arc. But there is an end.

Boom. No word when that end will come — could be next year; could be in 2025 — but at least one person behind the cash-printing annual franchise says it will come after all.


    Until the teams working on it decide that a 30yr career only making Assassin's Creed games is ridiculous, and they sell it to a Ubisoft-owned/created dev studio which will continue the series' story from a different angle or simply extend it.

    (See: Halo, Bungie, 343 studios.)

      IIRC, pretty sure there were always going to be 9 halo games. The books have been made, and Bungie left Halo 3 open at the end.

    If you believe that a profitable franchise owned by a major publisher will deliberately stop coming out with new iterations while it's still profitable, I've got a bridge to sell you. We had this promise of an "ending" with Metal Gear, with Halo, with Mass Effect...

      Mass Effect 3 put me off endings anyway.....

      They promised that mass effect 3 was the end of shepherd's trilogy not the end of the mass effect universe.

        Which was the true ending for MAss Effect 3? If it's anything like mine, there's not much of a universe to go back to.

          Yeah, we're all like... synthetic and interconnected now and stuff.

        As per the ME3 ending , there is "one more" story of the Shepard.

        However games, much like movies, will always find an excuse for a sequel when there is money to be made - whether it is needed or not.

      regarding Metal Gear, once Big Boss story is finished, I bet my left nut that they will do a prequel story staring the Boss in WW2

      Last edited 06/08/13 7:26 pm

    Hoping at one point they do a modern assassins creed. But I think that might be some what Watchdogs is turning out to be

      I'm thinking there'll be a convergence of those stories. Whether minor or major is anyone's guess, but it'll happen.

    Haha, for a moment there I thought it was April 1st. It'll end when people stop buying the franchise. And albeit not having finished AC3, it's a pretty darn good franchise.

    As far as I'm concerned, Assassin's Creed already ended after Brotherhood. Anything after that is just Ubisoft parading the corpse around, Weekend At Bernie's style.

    I liked all of Ezio's adventures alot. But AC1 &3 are poo in my opinion.
    4 looks sweet though. So I will keep with the franchise. It's nice to have a series that is cerebal and story driven SP.

      Cerebral? We were talking about AC. I think you got sidetracked a bit...

        I meant the plot and playing on real history along with the historical details they but in the biography for side characters. Not the actual game play.

    Does anyone else really miss the feel of running around Renaissance Italy as Ezio? That's how I'll always remember my Assassin's Creed experience.

      Tbh AC2 and Brotherhood are the only ones I replay. I loved AC1, but I guess I just enjoyed the Ezio series more. AC1 just felt like there was something missing, it just felt a little too straight forward after having played AC2.
      AC3 on the other hand, one of these days I'll bother to finish the game. Maybe.

        I really enjoyed AC1, and I still think Altair was better than early Ezio (later, grizzly Ezio... yeah, he was pretty boss). 3? Meh. Apart from the lack of unlocked things, characterization-wise I actually enjoyed the first half/third of AC3 better. (Though WHAT A TWIST! I didn't actually see that coming.)

    Also, AC3 was a bit of a letdown for me, although I'm still interested to see where the franchise goes. I guess I'll just Pirate the rest (although it appears Ubisoft beat me to it).

    Shame that i have no interest in the AC series anymore. Bringing out 1 every year is just too much, im now burnt out and have no interest

    I resisted AC III because a) I'm still playing Brotherhood and 2) if you're going to make Annual installments then I won't be buying every single one.

    Black Flag though, at this stage, looks quite good!

      Yeah badass pirate and badass assassin. What a mix!

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