Assassin’s Creed is one of the longest running franchises out there. Since 2009’s Assassin’s Creed II, there has been a new entry in the series each year (two entries in 2014 with AC Unity and Rogue). If a recent rumor turns out to be credible however, it seems like Ubisoft will be giving the series a hiatus in 2016.
A developer who is working on the next game in the series took to 4Chan to report that there will in fact be no new entry this year. The next main entry in the series will instead be released in 2017 and will be set in Egypt. Below is what he said:
Egypt. There won’t be an AC in 2016. You may screencap this and refer to it when nothing is shown in E3 2016. You’ll have to wait until 2017 for it. The reason: It will be a complete revamp of the series. The game is going for a Witcher feel, with player progression, freeform combat system. Horse is back, and boats too. It s made by the Black Flag team. You may leave any question you want answered.
Since this comes from the notorious 4Chan, we’re going to have to take this rumor with a giant spoonful of salt. While this has yet to be officially confirmed by Ubisoft proper, this rumor doesn’t seem as impossible as it may appear.
Despite the relative success of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the series has had its reputation tarnished somewhat due to the buggy and glitch-filled AC Unity. Syndicate made its debut with the lowest sales in the franchise’s history but it has managed to gain success due to good word of mouth. Despite Syndicate‘s relative success, it’s clear that the series no longer has the standing that it once did. Taking a year off to completely overhaul the franchise is definitely the smart thing to do.
Source: 4Chan via autoomobile