Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation was a great Vita game, and a good Assassin’s Creed game overall. It introduced a female, playable assassin for the first time, and that went well. It also gave us a different viewpoint of the revolution, one away from the cities where Connor was fighting. So, why is there not a Vita title to accompany Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag? Game director Ashraf Ismail talked to Eurogamer about it:
“Liberation actually did very well – we’re very proud of it. Sales were fairly decent. But the focus for us was Assassin’s Creed 4, for current-gen consoles and next-gen consoles. From a resource standpoint, the team that worked on Liberation is actually working with us on AC4. They’re developing a specific part of the game for us.”
The amount of people working on AC4, Watch Dogs – that’s a massive game – the focus within Ubisoft right now is on these two games, and then you have The Crew and The Division as well.”
Dissapointing. I still boot up my Liberation copy every now and then, not because of the lackluster multiplayer, but because of it being one of the best open world games on my Vita. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is sailing to Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 1st, while PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions will follow later.