The next Assassin's Creed titled, believed to be titled Victory and out this holiday season, will benefit from the trials the development team suffered in creating Unity for new generation consoles, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has told investors.
"It's very important to understand there's a new transition of consoles," explained Guillemot. "We try to create engines that take full advantage of the capacity of the consoles. In the case of Unity, we had to redo 100 per cent of the engine. When you do that, it's painful and it has to be re-calibrated.
"With this game, a few things were not perfect when it launched and it's going to help the brand shine in the future. It's steps we have to take regularly so we can innovate. Those steps are sometimes painful, but they allow us to improve the overall quality of the brand."
He later added: "Assassin's Creed Unity was able to deliver the most beautiful graphics we've ever created. Next fiscal year, we will launch a new Assassin's Creed game based on the same technology and engine that powers Assassin's Creed Unity. We are very confident that the experiences earned and lessons learned on Unity, along with customer feedback, will help us take Assassin's Creed to the next level."
The publisher had earlier announced that Unity and Rogue shipped a combined 10 million units as of December 31, 2014.
Source: Ubisoft investor call, via Game Informer