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Assassin's Creed franchise to take a break in 2011

For a while it looked like Ubisoft was looking to turn the Assassin's Creed action game franchise into a yearly series a la Call of Duty. Thankfully that will not be the case, according to Ubisoft Montreal's executive producer Jean-Francois Boivin. Speaking to Eurogamer, he stated that this fall's Assassin's Creed Brotherhood won't get an instant follow-up in 2011.

He states, "I believe that this license needs a breather. You can't plough a field every year. Once every three years – or once every something – you have to let it breathe. You have to let the minerals back in." Certainly the yearly releases of new games in the Guitar Hero and Rock Band series seem to be taking its toll on those franchises. However the Call of Duty series continues to be a big seller after several years of yearly installments.

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