As good as these games are, we've often said we wouldn't mind if Ubisoft took a break.
Ever since Assassin's Creed II launched back in 2009, we've received a new AC adventure every year. But according to recent reports, the acclaimed series will skip 2016.
The news first showed up on 4chan (as spotted by a NeoGAF member ), where a developer – or someone claiming to be a developer – said the new adventure would basically be a reboot. He called it "a complete revamp of the series" and the new effort will boast "a Witcher feel, with player progression" and a "freeform combat system." Since that leak, Kotaku confirmed some of these details:
Firstly, it seems the new adventure will be set in ancient Egypt and it's currently called "Assassin's Creed Empire." Supposedly, it's set for late 2017, not later this year, would could suggest a new bi-annual release schedule for the IP. Secondly, the hole left in the holiday season for Ubisoft will evidently be filled by Watch Dogs 2 , which ought to be very interesting.
Ubisoft has refused to issue an official comment, saying they don't respond to rumor or speculation, but we're bound to hear more in due time. I still want a medieval Europe King Arthur-type setting but Egypt could be really cool, and I certainly don't mind a longer development schedule.
Last year's Assassin's Creed Syndicate was one of our favorite titles of 2015 and ended up being nominated for numerous Game of the Year Awards. It won for Best Artistry/Art Direction .