Gamers are familiar to game developer Ubisoft’s notorious turnover rate for Assassin’s Creed sequels. The historical fiction series has seen over nine main titles and eleven spin offs, not to mention other media such as comics, books, and films. Fans criticized the company for preferring quantity over quality as newly released games of the series came with bugs and unpolished mechanics. The annual release schedule was disrupted early 2016 when the company announced its future Assassin’s Creed title to launch in 2017, either to recover from franchise fatigue or even prepare for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed film which the company is working closely on the project.
Game development may have slowed, but Ubisoft’s reputation continues as the Assassin’s Creed film has been greenlit for a sequel. All that is known currently is producers Jean-Julien Barnnet (Ubisoft Motion Pictures) and Frank Marshall (Kennedy-Marshall Company) has signed with production company New Regency for a sequel.
Films based on video games had not had much critical success, and the sequel is already under fire for being too ambitious of a project. At the same time, production for a second film can wrap up quickly since resources are already available.
Assassin’s Creed will open in theaters on December 21, the same date in-game company Abstergo planned to launch their nefarious satellite, and stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, and Jeremy Irons.
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