While many were disappointed to hear that Ubisoft was cancelling their project to bring Assassin’s Creed to Ninetendo 3DS, the company is making some other fans very happy. The company announced that it is bringing the franchise to new platforms like the iPad.
The announcement came as a big blow to those who have been anticipating the game; however, one of the best parts of the announcement was that Ubisoft is not just bringing in their previous titles to the iPad, but brand new games. Ubisoft’s company earnings call was where the announcement was made. The CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, said that the games for iPad will be “either adapted from other games we created or games developed specifically for those platforms.” While there wasn’t much else said about it, iPad owners can expect to find Assassin’s Creed available in the near future.
Guillemot also said that cancelling Assassin’s Creed: Lost Legacy didn’t have anything to do with how the Nintendo 3DS’ sales have been. It was rumored before the announcement that poor sales on this new handheld system of Nintendo’s were why Unisoft canceled Assassin’s Creed for the 3DS. However, the CEO made it quite clear that sales weren’t the reason for the cancellation. Instead, he feels that there are several popular games that are coming to the iPad and that is why he wanted to concentrate Ubisoft’s efforts in that direction and to the iPad.
Assassin’s Creed is a third person action game that has four main games. The games have been on a number of platforms in the past. The four main games are Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed II, Brotherhood, and Revelations. There are other games, too, including Altair’s Chronicles, Bloodlines, Discovery, Project Legacy, and now Lost Legacy. In total, the series has sold over 28 million copies.