Assassin's Creed Remakes on their way

On June 27th, 2024 Ubisoft posted an interview with Yves Guillemot on their official Ubisoft Blog, and with the interview came some interesting news. It looks like older Assassin's Creed games will be getting remakes in the (possibly near) future!

While not much information was actually shared about these projects, here's what he had to say about the remakes (underlined section), as well as the current state of the series.

Ubisoft has been a key player in the open world space for many years. How do you ensure evolution and innovation with each new game?

YG: Technology is evolving at such a pace that there are limitless possibilities for evolution. In Assassin's Creed Shadows, for example, we have a weather system that will affect its gameplay; ponds that were once swimmable might freeze, for instance. Visually, we're also seeing a big step forward for the series. I have also been very vocal about the potential I see in generative AI and how it can enrich NPCs to be more intelligent, more interactive. This could potentially extend to animals in the world, to the world itself. There is still so much we can do to enrich these open worlds to be even more dynamic.

What do you think Assassin's Creed Shadows brings to the series that might attract players who haven't played an Assassin's Creed before, or who have dropped off the series?

YG: I think the fact you are in feudal Japan, and you explore such a beautiful world with two complementary yet different characters, is a very enticing proposition. You can choose how to handle any situation playing as a shinobi or a samurai, and have very different experiences depending on your choice. I can't wait for players, both new and returning, to get their hands on it.

On the Assassin's Creed front, we've had Mirage, which was a leaner homage to the series' roots, and now Shadows, which is much larger in scope and more in the vein of Odyssey/Valhalla. Looking at the future, can we expect this continued variety? Smaller games alongside bigger ones?

YG: Firstly, players can be excited about some remakes, which will allow us to revisit some of the games we've created in the past and modernize them; there are worlds in some of our older Assassin's Creed games that are still extremely rich. Secondly, to answer your question, there will be plenty of experience variety. The goal is to have Assassin's Creed games come out more regularly, but not for it to be the same experience every year. There are a lot of good things to come, including Assassin's Creed Hexe, which we've announced, which is going to be a very different game from Assassin's Creed Shadows. We're going to surprise people, I think.

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