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Ubisoft to resurrect old Assassin's Creed games

by on28 June 2024


Ubisoft is set to breathe new life into its older Assassin's Creed games.

Gaming company CEO Yves Guillemot has disclosed plans for a series of remakes that promise to rejuvenate the franchise with enhanced graphics and gameplay suited to the latest gaming consoles and high-performance PCs.

In Ubisoft's official portal, Guillemot unveiled that the company is revisiting the worlds it has woven in previous Assassin's Creed titles.

"There are worlds in some of our older Assassin's Creed games that are still extremely rich," he remarked, hinting at the untapped potential within these storied settings.

Ubisoft aims to increase the frequency of releases and ensure that each iteration offers a distinct and fresh experience. Guillemot emphasised this point, stating that while the company aims for more regular launches, it is committed to delivering unique adventures each year.

This philosophy is exemplified by the upcoming Assassin's Creed Hexe, which transports players to the tumultuous period of the witch trials within the Holy Roman Empire. This offers a stark contrast to Assassin's Creed Shadows, which is steeped in the history of Japan's Sengoku era and features the legendary feudal lord Oda Nobunaga. Shadows is slated for a global release on November 15.

Although Guillemot refrained from specifying which titles are slated for a remake, there is speculation, fueled by reports from Kotaku, that a refreshed version of Black Flag is in development. The 2013 title, which delves into the golden age of piracy, remains a fan favourite and a high-water mark for the series.

Ubisoft is poised to introduce the Animus hub in conjunction with these remakes. This new platform could potentially serve as both a launchpad for games and a storefront, aligning with the release of Shadows.

 This strategic move could pave the way for a steady stream of Assassin's Creed content, enriching the hub and bolstering Ubisoft's offerings in the competitive gaming market.

Last modified on 28 June 2024
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