Five-studio brotherhood for new Assassinâ??s Creed

Five-studio brotherhood for new Assassinâ??s Creed

By Rob Crossley

May 11th 2010 at 5:47PM

Ubisoft guns for rapid turnaround by pouring staff into new project

Ubisoft is digging deep into its vast development reserves by assigning five separate studios the job to develop the next Assassin’s Creed game.

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood is breaking convention by being released one year after the previous instalment in the series. The blockbuster title is set for late 2010 release and will come to PS3, PC and Xbox 360.

It usually takes around 24 months to build the kind of AAA title that drives the Christmas game market, but Ubisoft is boldly looking to go all-in with a five-studio coalition.

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood will be developed by lead studio Ubisoft Montreal, as well as Ubisoft studios from Singapore, Bucharest, Québec City and Annecy.

The title is set to include multiplayer elements.