During yesterday's Ubisoft conference call, when asked about next year's lineup – short of the delayed Splinter Cell: Conviction, Red Steel 2, and potential 2010 titles I Am Alive and Ghost Recon 4 – CEO Yves Guillemot was understandably vague. While we were, of course, on mute, Guillemot knows all too well that somewhere, on the other end of his telephone line, was the sound of hundreds of games writers breathing heavily and typing furiously. So he started simply. "We have a very good lineup for next year. We can't give you too much information on that now."
Okay, Yves. It's a good lineup and you can't talk too much about it. You'll have to give us something more than that! "We have lots of products that are coming from the brands we own, so you will see lots of followups to the brands that are already established," he continued. "And we think that you will be able to see also some elements concerning the Assassin's Creed license."
Wait, what now? Some "elements" and those elements are "concerning" the Assassin's Creed "license"? Wow, how's that for vague? With Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines and Assassin's Creed 2 hitting the PSP and Xbox 360/PS3, respectively, this fall we're not sure what sort of property he could be alluding to but we thought we'd share regardless. Why? Because, when they finally announce Ubi Racers at E3 2010 – the only kart racer with all your favorite Ubisoft charactes like Sam Fisher, Uncle Pey'J, and Assassin's Creed's Altair – you'll recall this post and remark at how all that mystery and all that obfuscation has suddenly come into clarity.