Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Interview: Jean-Francois Boivin Talks ACB, Desmond & Short Dev Cycles
Written Sunday, July 18, 2010 By Dan Webb
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Over the weekend we've been bringing you the best of our Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood interview with Brotherhood's Associate Producer, Jean-Francois Boivin. Up until now we've focused on the new brotherhood mechanics and the game's multiplayer. Today, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and the AC franchise come into the spotlight as we talk about the improvements that the 2010 sequel will bring to franchise.

Will the one year development cycle mean we're destined to receive Assassin's Creed 2.5? How the hell can they make a sequel for a triple-A franchise in a year? All these questions and more are answered in our concluding episode of our three part interview.

According to Boivin, Ubisoft Montreal are going to start closing a few doors in the franchise and go some way to explaining the bizarre ending that we experienced in Assassin's Creed 2... If that's even possible!

And in case you missed them:

Jean-Francois Boivin On ACB's Brotherhood Mechanic

Jean-Francois Boivin On ACB's Multiplayer


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Comment #1 by ChaosPhoenix7
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 03:52:18 PM
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Nice! Can't wait!!

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Comment #2 by gerowniko
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 04:15:07 PM
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I really enjoyed the interview, well done. Only bit of improvement is the volume when you ask the questions, I'm not a native English speaker and I don't want to turn the volume up too loud to hear what is being asked (text is also an option). Also congratulations on the 750 videos uploaded on YouTube!

Really looking forward to this game!:D

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Comment #3 by Epic Gamer Will
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 04:21:41 PM
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Im gonna get this game whatever because i just think the story is so great alongside the actual game playing!

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Comment #4 by Webb [STAFF]
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 04:25:21 PM
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@#2 - Yeah, I had to crank the audio gain up enough to be able to hear me. I think I'll invest in a mic for me asking questions as well. Feedback duly noted though =)

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Comment #5 by TorresB187
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 04:30:31 PM
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cant waittttt

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Comment #6 by xbox malex
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 04:52:13 PM
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so its only in rome and rome is as big as 3 cities in AC1 and AC2?

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Comment #7 by Cinderkin
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 05:23:19 PM
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This shit is going to be great!

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Comment #8 by D4B0MB1N4T10N
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 05:58:52 PM
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I'd still like to see them branch out more on this whole conspiracy theory stuff they've created. Something to do with ancient japan/china and samurai, or mayans in brazil. Just more worldwide yet and even farther back, knights kindgom era would be sweet, and make it big and epic, medieval is what I'm thinking of.

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Comment #9 by Epic Gamer Will
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 06:16:10 PM
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@6 Aparently Rome is 3x bigger than venice and i dont know if thats the only place but i doubt it because just think of the horse riding and the lovely scenery!

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Comment #10 by Darkdefiler84
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 06:24:48 PM
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@8 Wasn't AC1 set during the crusades? If that's not Medieval times, what is?

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Comment #11 by The Betrayer142
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 06:30:52 PM
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Great interview, great questions, and although I initially thought this wasn't looking too hot (a la Bioshock 2) I am now actually really interested in this game and its multiplayer very much. Good job Webb :)

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Comment #12 by SuperWoody64
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 07:43:28 PM
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I'm pumped for this game, the DLC and 2 avatar items for AC2 is DotW starting tomorrow in case anyone was curious. (I was and it was a bitch finding the info.)

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Comment #13 by xxxTwinSnakexxx
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 09:37:47 PM
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It's going to be awesome.

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Comment #14 by D4B0MB1N4T10N
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 11:13:32 PM
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@10: yeah, that's right, it was, guess I'm kind of thinking more castle/village/robin hood era, along those lines. What if they even thru in something in regards to atlantis? Thatd be awesome too!

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Comment #15 by Scoski
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 11:31:12 PM
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The original information released about the actual AC 3 was Egypt. Since brotherhood is still in Rome any news about AC 3 sticking to Egypt?

The idea of being able to run rampant in post-renaissance Rome sounds awesome. Ezio wasn't the best protagonist for the AC series so the fact that Ubi is going with him again doesn't have me super excited. This game, however, looks great and I will definitely pick this up, possibly first day.

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Comment #16 by sebi
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 02:07:05 AM
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750 videos to youtube... there should be an achievement for that!!!

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Comment #17 by MARCOUXqc
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 02:11:30 AM
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Nice!!! this is going to be another amazing game by ubisoft Montreal (they also made the prince of persia and splinter cell games). I'm glad I live in Montreal. Vive le Québec!!!

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Comment #18 by Mister_Sandman
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 03:49:25 AM
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It is going to be super-duper awesome!

@#17 I live in Québec too! : )

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Comment #19 by MARCOUXqc
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 04:51:16 AM
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@#18 Glad to hear. Do you speak french? It's my main language

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Comment #20 by sumthingchronic
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 03:01:35 PM
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Couldn't be happier to see another assassins creed out so quickly, I don't dowt ubi at all and hope they are keeping up the pace for AC3. Becoming one of my fav games of all time

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Comment #21 by 2ChopStick
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 10:14:35 AM
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man this game is sick but i need to finish the 2nd one didn't have time to do it yet but when brotherhood is out for me in multiplayer!!! lol jk

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Comment #22 by Sarubi
Sunday, July 25, 2010 @ 12:54:32 AM
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i think the game will be awesome
the first was great
the second game was the best ever i played about the story
and now the third title will be some of the best also because of the multiplayer and i hope the story is awesome too ^^

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Comment #23 by NickOwnage
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 10:27:12 AM
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I cant wait to. When is the release?

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Comment #24 by Webb [STAFF]
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 11:27:10 AM
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@#23 - It says on the right in the game info box =)

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Comment #25 by HannShotFirst
Friday, July 30, 2010 @ 11:59:27 AM
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Very excited for this. Unfortunately, I probably won't get it day 1; between Reach and New Vegas I might be a little strapped for cash. :(

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Comment #26 by anormaldisaster
Thursday, August 05, 2010 @ 12:30:31 PM
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I can't wait for this game! I'm looking forward to the gamescom where I can see more and play it :)

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Comment #27 by icarax
Monday, August 09, 2010 @ 07:54:34 PM
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if rome is gong to be 3x bigger then venice, i hope there are fast travel systems

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Comment #28 by solidhippo
Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 11:10:29 PM
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Can't wait!

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US November 16, 2010
Europe November 19, 2010

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