Assassin’s Creed takes a hiatus this year


The Assassin’s Creed franchise is taking some time out to evolve.

It’s been just a few months since the release of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Ubisoft has started planning its next move for the long running franchise. According to a message from the Assassin’s Creed team on the official Ubisoft blog, the next entry will not be released this year.

“[We] are stepping back and re-examining the Assassin’s Creed franchise,” reads the official statement. “As a result, we’ve decided that there will not be a new Assassin’s Creed game in 2016.” The statement goes on to indicate that 2016 will be spent updating development processes, and a renewed commitment to “making Assassin’s Creed a premier open-world franchise.”

The publisher/developer hopes to deliver a completely fresh and vibrant experience with the next game as they plan to evolve the game mechanics, and hopefully, deliver on the promise of Assassin’s Creed by ensuring the next installment offersunique and memorable gameplay experiences on par with some of the best Assassin’s Creed games in the series.

“We want to say thank you to our millions of fans around the world for your continued support,” concludes the post. I’m personally very pleased to hear about this, Ubisoft is finally taking this series seriously. Now their next step to greatness would be a new Prince of Persia reboot done right this time!

In the meantime, the Assassin’s Creed franchise will maintain visiblity this year with the release of the Assassin’s Creed movie in December this year. The movie stars Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender (Shame, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and is being helmed by Justin Kurzel, who directed Fassbender in last year’s Macbeth.

What do you think about Assassin’s Creed taking a break this year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

UbiBlog: A Message from the Assassin’s Creed Team