Every year, every fall, gamers wait with bated breath for only one thing: Ubisoft’s official statement on the release date of the next “Assassin’s Creed” game.
In a rather surprising turn of events, this fall will see no mega release of an “Assassin’s Creed” game according to Kotaku. Ubisoft, who has been releasing at least one big “Assassin’s Creed” game for the past six years, since 2009, is going to break the tradition this year.
The last “Creed” game titled “Unity” was a disappointment and Ubisoft wants to make sure the next game doesn’t fall out of expectations. The next game, titled “Empire”, is set in Egypt and the developers are looking to polish and improve the game during its long hiatus.
Rumours about “Empire” came after an anonymous guy claiming to be an Ubisoft developer commented about the same on 4chan boards. Although the rumors have not been verified yet, the comments compiled on NeoGAF here make a strong case for the argument.
“There won’t be an AC in 2016,” the Ubisoft developer said. He further says:
“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.”
The change in tradition also looks to continue as Ubisoft are looking to continue this biennial approach due to franchise fatigue over recent years.
Even without the game, fans will see plenty of “Assassin’s Creed” this year with the movie featuring Michael Fassbender hitting the theaters early December.
When ComicBook.com reached out to Ubisoft for comment on the rumors, they provided them with this official statement:
“We can’t comment on rumor or speculation. We’re always happy when players are excited about our games, past, present and future. In the meantime, we hope that the latest images from the “Assassin’s Creed” movie set will keep fans of the franchise happy and eager to find out more!”