Since 2009, Ubisoft has released an Assassin’s Creed game every year, but 2016 will not see a release in the franchise. The next Assassin’s Creed game, centered around ancient Egypt, will release in 2017. Ubisoft addressed this change on their blog recently, stating, “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.”
Attention on the highly negative reception of
Assassin’s Creed Unity and what Ubisoft hopes to do with the feedback was emphasized in the post:
“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.”
Though it is not noted in the post,
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate—though having good critical reception—took another hit for the franchise in sales. Perhaps Ubisoft recognizes they must take a step back and earn their fans trust and admiration once again.
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Source: Ubisoft Blog