Confirming the previous reports, Ubisoft announced today that there won’t be a new Assassin’s Creed game this year.
After talking about the fact that we’re just a few months removed from the launch of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and the Assassin’s Creed movie is releasing on December 21, Ubisoft explained why they’re giving the series a break:
This year, we also are stepping back and re-examining the Assassin’s Creed franchise. As a result, we’ve decided that there will not be a new Assassin’s Creed game in 2016. Since the release of Assassin’s Creed Unity, we’ve learned a lot based on your feedback. We’ve also updated our development processes and recommitted to making Assassin’s Creed a premier open-world franchise. We’re taking this year to evolve the game mechanics and to make sure we’re delivering on the promise of Assassin’s Creed offering unique and memorable gameplay experiences that make history everyone’s playground.
We’ll have more to share on all of the above soon. In the meantime, we want to say thank you to our millions of fans around the world for your continued support.
Those reports also said the 2017 Assassin’s Creed game would be called Empire, and it would act as a reboot of sorts for the franchise. There should also be horses and boats, with the Black Flag development team handling the game.
What do you think about Assassin’s Creed taking 2016 off?