According to a leaked retailer communication, Ubisoft are assembling a "complementary development team" tasked with creating "episodic" downloadable content for Assassin's Creed III.
By the looks of things, a Season Pass is also in the offing.
Kotaku (who else?) has ostensibly gotten their hands on a memo sent from Ubisoft to Gamestop, written to congratulate the US retailer on helping to break pre-order records. However, the letter also seems to suggest that a mountain of DLC will be headed to Assassin's Creed III from a dedicated studio - enough to warrant creating a Season Pass that provides all content for a one-off fee.
"We are currently in the process of creating a complementary development team that will begin working on post-launch episodic content to continue the Game of the Year experience that Assassin's Creed 3 will undoubtedly deliver," reads the missive. "With a dedicated team specifically to this content [sic] we plan to set the bar for quality DLC in our industry."
"We know you're familiar with the 'Season Pass' concept," the letter continued, "and, beginning shortly, we'll start to take pre-orders of our very own. We'd love your continued assistance in informing pre-order customers that a better value is available for those who pre-order Assassin's Creed with the 'Season Pass'."
Previous Assassin's Creed games have offered content that fills cleverly-positioned gaps in the singleplayer narrative. We'll keep an eye on Ubisoft's plans for the latest sequel, which is slated for a November release.
Either that, or we'll wait for a Game Of The Year Edition... which Assassin's Creed III will "undoubtedly deliver." Apparently.