You may be aware that Ubisoft are planning to release not one, but two Assassin’s Creed titles this year. Assassin’s Creed: Unity will be released exclusively on new-gen consoles whilst Assassin’s Creed: Rogue will be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 gamers who have not been able to make the move to the new-gen.
Despite going out of their way to make sure no gamers are left out, some people have criticized Ubisoft for releasing two titles back-to-back. Whilst speaking with EuroGamer at Gamescom, the producer of Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, Karl von der Luhe, said that he felt the criticisms were from a small minority.
“There are the hardcore Assassin’s Creed fans that are happy to play two games and there are of course many fans who have not yet made that financial move to go to next-gen,” he Explained. “And these are the guys that we’re really catering for – they’re thankful for the fact that they will have a compelling Assassin’s Creed game to play on either their Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.”
He went on to say that the decision to release two games back-to-back was made a long time ago, despite the fact that work on Rogue started far more recently than Unity. When asked when Rogue was put into production, Luhe said: “I won’t go into the exact details of when we started and all that, but we’re very confident with the amount of time we’ve had this.”
Luhe also teased some details regarding Rogue’s story, including the fact that Assassin’s Creed 3?s Haytham Kenway will appear frequently. “You’ll see a lot of him in the game,” said Luhe.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity is due to be released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 28th. Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is due to be released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 11th.