Ubisoft has aired plans to release "another big Assassin's Creed game" in 2011.
Publisher boss Yves Guillemot said earlier this month there will be "something around Assassin's [next year]" and now chief European marketeer Geoffroy Sardin has gone one step further.
"Yes, Yves [Guillemot, Ubisoft CEO] mentioned it last week in our financials – and more details will be forthcoming. But what I can say is that next year we will have another big Assassin's Creed game," Sardin told MCV.
Having already spun the story of Assassin's Creed II into the acclaimed Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, we can only assume this "big" new game will be Assassin's Creed III.
News of yet another instalment comes after Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood sold more than 1 million copies in less than a week here in Europe. Brotherhood was denied a UK all-formats chart top spot on its first week of release by Call of Duty: Black Ops. US sales figures aren't known.
To date, the Assassin's Creed series has sold 20 million copies for Ubisoft - it's the publisher's biggest brand.
But we had heard in July that Ubisoft wouldn't "plough" the Assassin's Creed field every year. "Once every three years – or once every something – you have to let it breathe," Ubisoft Montreal's Jean-Francois Boivin told Eurogamer. "You have to let the minerals back in. I think it's the same thing with any license, really.