While Ubisoft intends to continue releasing new Assassin's Creed titles each year, the publisher will have to wait and see "whether [it's] capable" of carrying on doing so in the future, CFO Alain Martinez has said.
"Clearly we want to have every year between three, four, five major brands that we are able to release," Martinez explained during the publisher's investor call last night. "This year we're coming with four. Clearly Assassin's Creed is on the yearly rhythm. We'll see whether we are capable of keeping it but that's what we are working on."
Ubisoft has released a major new Assassin's Creed title each year since 2009's Assassin's Creed 2. Two Assassin's Creed titles are expected to be released this year, including next-gen/PC exclusive Assassin's Creed Unity and rumoured title Assassin's Creed Comet on Xbox 360 and PS3.
Last night, Yves Guillemot said that Ubisoft had not "disclosed our plan yet for the Xbox 360 and PS3 SKUs [of Assassin's Creed]. However, we have made it clear that as a company we expect to continue supporting both consoles for the foreseeable future."
Source: Ubisoft FY 2013-14 Sales & Earnings