Ubisoft is reportedly working on two new Assassin's Creed games for release in 2014.
According to Examiner sources said to be familiar with the projects, one is being developed for PS4 and Xbox One, while the other is being developed for PS3 and Xbox 360.
How PC and Wii U releases fit into the equation isn't covered in the report, which also claims that the franchise "is under a massive re-scope".
Approached today about the claims made in the report, a spokesperson for Ubisoft told CVG the company doesn't comment on rumours or speculation.
In November, Ubisoft senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key effectively said that the need to cater to the large Xbox 360 and PS3 installed bases had held back the Xbox One and PS4 version of Assassin's Creed 4. Explaining why he believes many console launch games are underwhelming, the executive said:
"Right now, all publishers are transitioning their development resources. For a game like Assassin's Creed Black Flag, most of the sales are still going to be on current generation platforms. We can't make a version for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One that's so wildly different that we can't market them together.
"So, for now, developers and designers are focused on making a game that works really well on all of the systems - but as we transition resources to the next gen, it's going to be more difficult to do that because the power of these machines is going to allow so much more creativity."