Fearing the kind of series fatigue that has most recently shown its face in the music game genre, the Assassin’s Creed series looks like it will be sitting out 2011. According to an interview of the Assassin’s Creed series’ associate producer Jean-Francois Boivin by Eurogamer, the series is likely to be taking a timeout next year.
Boivin states “Honestly, I think for the benefit of everybody – and business can come back and override everything I say because at the end of the day it’s about selling games – I believe that this license needs a breather. You can’t plough a field every year. Once every three years – or once every something – you have to let it breathe. You have to let the minerals back in. I think it’s the same thing with any license, really.”
Continuing, Boivin comments “I don’t think there’s going to be an Assassin’s Creed in 2011. I think we’re going to let it breathe a bit and really focus on bringing something new and exciting for the next time around. This [Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood] is the end of Ezio’s story. This is it.” While fans will still likely be hungry for a new Assassin’s Creed next year, I think that the year off will likely benefit the inevitable next entry in the series. Here’s hoping it’ll be worth the wait.