Ubisoft made an official announcement that they will be cancelling “Assassin’s Creed,” but only for 2016.
The multinational game developer always had the habit of releasing an “Assassin’s Creed” game on a yearly basis but it appears they will be “stepping back” from the historical fantasy franchise.
In a post from UbiBlog, they announced that they won’t be publishing an assassin game for this year is to allow them to review the franchise and devote more time and effort for the next installment.
“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.”
They made mention that the fan’s feedback from “Assassin’s Creed Unity,” which took quite a blow on the franchise, inspired them to make necessary developments in order to elevate the Assassin-Templar game to a level that it truly deserves. They promised to improve game mechanics that allow players to enjoy the historical experience.
When Unity was released, it had a lot of bugs resulting in the French Revolution themed game to be slapped with negative reviews.
Following Unity was “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate” which has just been released 3 months ago. However, Syndicate was not enough for the fans to forget the tragedy that was Unity. Apparently, the installment that revolved on French assassin Arno Dorian left a bad taste in the mouth.
The development team taking a break for 2016 will give them the opportunity needed in order to make a well-polished game. Regardless, they did not divulge details about the next installment. According to Forbes, there have been rumours that the next series is set in Egypt and will bear the title “Assassin’s Creed: Empire.” As it stands, there is no confirmation about the location and the title from Ubisoft.
Also, fans won’t be missing the franchise since an Assassin’s Creed movie will be released this December 2016.