As it had been rumored a few weeks ago, that studio will not release a new Assassin’s Creed game in 2016 to come back with a fresh new entry in 2017. The Ubisoft has confirmed those rumors on its financial report for the current year, so the Assassin’s Creed series will take a break after almost seven years of annual installments. The company, incidentally gives rise to Watch Dogs 2, the new iteration of contemporary open-world franchise Watch Dogs that seeks to redeem itself after the ambiguous reception of the first part.
Confirmed: There will not be a new Assassin’s Creed in 2016, Watch Dogs 2 For 2017
Ubisoft announced the following with regard to the Assassin’s Creed saga.
“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.”
In its financial report for the current year, Ubisoft also announced that Watch Dogs 2, Ghost Recon Wildlands, For Honor and a new title South Park will be launched in 2017, i.e, before April 2017. Most likely some go to the end of 2016 and others in early 2017.