In this GDC 2018 presentation, Ubisoft's Jean Guesdon offers a thoughtful deconstruction of how the Assassin's Creed brand has evolved from Assassin's Creed to Assassin's Creed 2 to annualized entries across different hardware generations.
10 years is a long time to expand a franchise and Guesdon walks through all of the offshoots, books, comics and film produced on the side before explaining how the series is being refreshed with Assassin's Creed Origins.
He also breaks down the development process behind the newest installment to the franchise, Assassin's Creed Origins, discussing how the team decided on what to keep and what to change when it came to its design.
It's an informative talk that's still definitely worth watching, so developers shouldn't miss the opportunity to do so now that it's freely available on the official GDC YouTube channel!
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