Today, Ubisoft confirmed what was reported earlier, Assassin’s Creed is taking a much welcome break in 2016 and is foregoing release this year.
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.
Reps for Ubisoft let it be known that feedback from 2014’s Assassin’s Creed Unity, developers have taken notice of user feedback that was taken since Unity to help drive the decision to take some time off from the series.
During the release of Unity, the first current-gen game in the series to release, was set back by numerous issues. The game suffered from glitches and low frames-per-second which made the game tough to play for months.
Last year’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate launched to a positive response from both critics and gamers, bringing the series to a better place with great characters, big city, and light-hearted story. We loved it.
The next game in the Assassin’s Creed was set in Ancient Egypt and was code named ‘Empire,’ this title is set to be released in 2017.