We all knew it was coming, though for it to already be receiving an announcement is a little bit surprising. Ubisoft have today confirmed that a new Assassin's Creed is set to release in fiscal year 2014 (which runs from April 1, 2013, through to March 31, 2014).
Those worried about this game taking to form of a Revelations-esque semi-sequel will perhaps be reassured to learn that the next Assassin's Creed title will feature both a new hero and a new setting/time period.
Yves Guillemot is quoted as saying:
"We are delighted and proud to announce today that in financial year 14, we will introduce an all-new Assassin's Creed hero, within an all new team and time period, and we expect it to be another major leap forward for the franchise. It is the benefit of multiple teams working on multiple chapters of the product, each getting several years to make their versions of an Assassin's Creed game."