This morning it was revealed on Ubisoft’s blog that, contrary to the trend of late, there would be no sequential release of an Assassin’s Creed game this year. However, it is expected to release sometime in 2017 (I personally would speculate a Q1 or Q2 release). In the blog they also mention that the main Assassin for this year would be the one Michael Fassbender plays in the Assassin’s Creed movie, being released on December 21, 2016.
It’s an exciting time for Assassin’s Creed.
We’re only a few months removed from the debut of Jacob and Evie Frye, the stars of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. We’re proud of the talented team in Quebec City, and all of our studios around that world that took part in bringing the Victorian London adventures of our twin Assassins to life. We truly hope you enjoy playing Assassin’s Creed Syndicate as much as our studios enjoyed making it.
Also, we recently unveiled the first images of Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender in action as our lead Assassin in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie that hits theaters on December 21, 2016. Having already visited the set, we can’t begin to describe how surreal and exciting it is to walk the real-world halls of Abstergo, or see the intricate replicas of Assassin weaponry. We have an outstanding cast and crew that want to honor the rich lore of Assassin’s Creed and bring a fresh perspective to the ongoing battle between Assassins and Templars that’s fit for the big screen.
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.
We’ll have more to share on all of the above soon. In the meantime, we want to say thank you to our millions of fans around the world for your continued support.
-Blog from Ubisoft: http://blog.ubi.com/a-message-from-the-assassins-creed-team/
I myself am kind of glad for this, especially after the abomination of an Assassin’s Creed game that was Unity. Will this bring more depth to the already illustrious franchise? For everything Assassin’s Creed and more, stay tuned to Do You Even Game Bro?