Ubisoft Quebec to Lead Development on Next Assassin's Creed Game
Written Wednesday, July 02, 2014 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Ubisoft Montreal will be handing over lead development duties on the next Assassin's Creed game to Ubisoft Quebec, with the studio ramping up to take the reins on the franchise for subsequent instalments in the series following the launch of Assassin's Creed: Unity in October.
Ubisoft Quebec's previous experience on the Assassin's Creed series includes contributing to Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, building Assassin's Creed III's homestead and Tyranny of King Washington DLCs, AC IV: Black Flag's island hideout and the Freedom Cry expansion starring Adewale. The studio is also involved with AC: Unity.
"The difference now is that it's an entire game," said Ubisoft Quebec's Executive Director of Development, Francois Pelland of it's first proper Assassin's Creed effort. "Yes, there will be stuff that we learn as we go, but the bottom line is that every one is super happy and honoured to do it.
"This a studio which slowly but surely built up a great foundation. We have around 350 people, which compared to Montreal is small, but is actually pretty large."
With Ubisoft Quebec tackling a full Assassin's Creed game, the studio will be expanding in 2016, moving to a new studio close to its current one, taking on an additional 50 staff. "Now is the time that we're ready to take on some heat and take the leadership on a big game," Pelland continued. "We feel like the team here is more than ready. We're passionate and excited to take on the leadership of this game and it's an ambition the team has had since its foundation."
Assassin's Creed: Unity is out on October 28th, 2014.