Splinter Cell: Blacklist's Ubisoft Toronto will collaborate next Assassin's Creed game
When you annualize a franchise like Ubisoft is doing with Assassin's Creed, you better be thinking well in the future. That's exactly what Ubisoft Toronto is doing; the studio, currently developing Splinter Cell: Blacklist, is planning work on five projects, including collaborating on a future Assassin's Creed game.
“As we’re wrapping up Splinter Cell, we’re also looking to expanding, so we’re going to be working on five different projects,” Ubisoft Toronto managing director Jade Raymond told IGN. “One of the franchises that’s very near and dear to me, Assassin’s Creed, is one of the ones we’re going to be collaborating on in Toronto, as well as one other big franchise which we’re not going to announce yet. But we’re going to be doing two other big collaborations also with Montreal.”
Considering Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag was just announced, it's nice to see the company planning so far in advance. Just to clarify, Raymond explained Toronto's project is "not Black Flag because we're currently shipping. So an upcoming Assassin's Creed."
I suppose the next question to ask -- where will the next Assassin's Creed take place? Black Flag, as the name suggests, is set in the exotic world of The West Indies in 1715, the Golden Age of Pirates. In the game, you play as Captain Edward Kenway, a pirate trained by Assassins.