In his Twitter account (messages have been deleted at the moment), Kostyuk said that the leak caused a backlash from fans who remembered the failed release. Assassin’s Creed Unity. As a result, bad reviews led to a strong demoralization of the development team and a further change in the course of the series.
Kostyuk blamed Schreyer for what happened, noting that the journalist wanted to get fame and cliques. At the same time, Kostyuk himself did not work on Assassin’s Creed, and he received all the information from his colleagues.
, based on the logic of Kostyuk, the series had to change every year.
(Also, every Assassin's Creed game has leaked since at least 2012, so by this logic the entire series should have pivoted annually)— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) September 20, 2022
“Insiders and journalists easily become scapegoats for the industry’s problems, but I’m being honest that Kotaku is not responsible for Assassin’s Creed becoming an RPG series. What next, will I be blamed for the delay of No Man’s Sky?”
Schreier also recalled that Assassin’s Creed Origins started doing right after Black Flag and the writers wanted to do something new for the fans. He noted that for this, the developers would have to travel to the future to find out about the leak.
Recall that now in the industry there is a heated discussion of leaks and their negative impact on video games. The reason was the recent dump of an early version Grand Theft Auto VI.
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