What’s going on gamers! As many of you may know, today Ubisoft official release the trailer for their next game, Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag. Ubisoft have also stated that the new game will be available on October 29 2013. Now I’m a fan of the Assassin’s Creed series, but I have to say is why do we need a new Assassin’s Creed game so soon? Assassin’s Creed 3 just came out last year on October 30 and there are still new contents coming for AC3 such as the “Tyranny of King Washington” DLC. Be be honest, I feel that it’s a little too early for a new Assassin’s Creed game to be release. I know there are still people that haven’t experience AC3 or the DLCs. So with that being said, my question to everyone is, is it to soon to release a brand new Assassin’s Creed game? Tell me what you think in the comment section below and be sure to follow The Tyuno Project on Twitter: @TheTyunoProject and like The Tyuno Project on Facebook!
How can a game release be too early?
If you feel it should come out a year later, then just wait a year before buying it. You'll get the same game when you want it at a much cheaper price.
Think about it: If the game comes out October 29 2013, and you buy it on October 29 2014, then you'll probably pay $30 for it at most. If the release were to be held back a year until gamers like us were ready, then we would buy it on the same day for the full $60 instead, for the exact same game.
Personally, I'm still in the middle of Revelations. Meanwhile I fully expect AC3 to be significantly cheaper by the time I've finished Revelations and other games in my backlog.
That's win-win as far as I'm concerned.
@MartinBrentnall It could easily turn into a negative for the brand though. With out any huge updates in engine or gameplay, people will eventually get bored of it. The only reason a lot of FPS games get away with it is because of the multiplayer aspect. Other than MMO's FPS games are the only type where you can have huge battles between real players. If it wasn't for that CoD would be long dead. I think if Ubisoft keep recycling there IP like this, eventually everyone will be sick of it.
That doesn't really worry me though. If the series goes downhill or gets boring, I'll just stop buying it. As I mentioned, I have a backlog of games, which won't change any time soon, so I'm desperate for more games to play anyway.
Let Ubisoft worry about the brand; we as gamers only need worry about playing great games.
@MartinBrentnall You do make some good key points.