EA Is Working On Their Own “Assassin’s Creed-Style” Game

The Assassin’s Creed  series annually makes Ubisoft bucket loads of cash, so it only seems fitting that another huge publisher would want similar results. EA has revealed that they are currently working on a game that is similar to the framework of what Assassin’s Creed has done, but (hopefully) unique enough to stand on its own.

At a recent UBS Global Technology Conference, it was revealed that former Ubisoft veteran who left the company for EA in July, Jade Raymond, would be leading the “gigantic action” game.

CFO Blake Jorgensen said the following regarding the new game:

“We’ve never really operated in the largest genre of gaming, and that’s the action genre. That’s the Assassin’s Creed-style games; more open-world, more single-play versus multiplayer. It’s not been an area that we’ve operated in. We recently hired Jade Raymond, who was behind the Assassin’s Creed franchise for Ubisoft and she will be building an action genre for us through a studio we’re building out in Montreal right now. So a lot of excitement around the action genre.”

I gotta say, this news has me sighing more than anything. I think everybody agrees that the Assassin’s Creed series has run its course, and EA doesn’t exactly instill confidence when talking about original concepts. Hopefully it all works out, but I’m not getting my hopes up!

Portland Bookstore Hilariously Zings The Assassin’s Creed Series

The Assassin’s Creed series is notorious for launching with multiple bugs on day one, and a bookstore in Portland, Oregon called Powell Books found a great way to poke fun at that while also tooting their own merchandise.

ASSASSINS-CREED-BURN

As you can see from the picture above, some great person put a little sign under the Assassin’s Creed novelizations that informs everyone that the books are not a buggy mess when you open them up. You’ll be able to read it all the way through without any weird glitches or crashes, and there won’t be any kind of software patches that you’ll have to install along the way.

Whoever came up with this is a damn genius.

Mass Effect 2 Animator Jonathan Cooper Joins Naughty Dog

Naughty Dog has just added a new person to the team: former Assassin’s Creed 3 and Mass Effect 2 animation director Jonathan Cooper.

Game Informer noticed the new job role on Cooper’s LinkedIn page, where he states that he has been working at Naughty Dog for the past 3 months.

This is good news for Naughty Dog, as the company had recently seen 3 major members in the company move on. Hopefully, everything settles down and they can just focus on delivering more critically-acclaimed games. No pressure, guys.

News Judgment – Two Assassin’s Creed Games In 2014

The good people over at Kotaku have leaked some screenshots of an upcoming Assassin’s Creed game and have claimed that two Assassin’s Creed games are coming out this year.

The screenshots they revealed show images of an assassin in France, though it’s uncertain which of the two games these screen shots relate to. One game is set to come out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while the other game is coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Check out the screenshots below.

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Condemn (OR) Condone:

Though they may be milking the Assassin’s Creed franchise for all that it’s flippin’ worth, most of them have gotten really good reviews. In fact, last year’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was considered by many to be the best game in the series, so I really don’t think there is a whole lot to complain about. If this is true, it will be very interesting to see which game is better and who they’re being developed by.

Judgment: o(R)

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