After Unity, the next big AC title will be the first not headed by Ubisoft Montreal.
The next Assassin’s Creed game after Unity, developed by Ubisoft Montreal and a multitude of other divisions worldwide, is already in the works. However, it won’t be handled by the famed Montreal studio which has headed development for every single title in the series till date. Instead, development duties will be passed to the newly Ubisoft Quebec, according to the publisher in conversation with Games Industry International.
“Montreal will continue to be a lead studio for other AC titles. And Montreal and Quebec will continue to collaborate with each other and with other Ubisoft studios – that’s been key for making sure each Assassin’s Creed title offers something new and creative for players.”
Ubisoft Quebec managing director Nicolas Rioux added that, “We are one of Ubisoft’s flagship studios in the creation of the highest quality online, connected, and mobile gaming worlds. We have many years of experience on major Ubisoft franchises such as Prince of Persia, Heroes of Might & Magic, Watch Dogs, and Assassin’s Creed. We are thrilled that we will be heading up one of the next episodes of this major Ubisoft brand.”
It’s interesting for sure – and really, with everything that Ubisoft Montreal has been occupied with, it wouldn’t hurt to spread the workload around a little.