Seven studios collaborating on Assassin's Creed III

Seven studios collaborating on Assassin's Creed III
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

March 5th 2012 at 5:00PM

'Our biggest and most ambitious title in the company's history' claims Ubisoft

Assassins Creed III is being developed by seven different Ubisoft studios, the publisher has revealed.

In what it claims is the biggest and most ambitious title in the company’s history, the firm said that as well as Ubisoft Montreal, six other studios took part in the game’s creation, making it one of the largest development efforts ever.

The game is to be powered by the publisher’s own engine – Ubisoft-AnvilNext – that promises to deliver “breakthroughs in visual quality, character models and AI”.

Ubisoft also announced that the game would be set during the America Revolution in the late 18th century, and will introduce a new hero, Ratohnaké:ton.

“Assassin’s Creed III features the franchise’s most expansive setting so far, along with an exciting new hero and exponentially more gameplay,” said Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot.

“Whether you’re a longtime fan of Assassin’s Creed or if you’re new to the franchise, you’re going to be blown away by the scale and marvel of Assassin’s Creed III.”

The title, currently slated for an October 31st release, is set to appear on PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U.