Confirmed: No New Assassin’s Creed Console Game This Year


No word yet on the rumored ancient Egypt setting.

Following on from rumors that surfaced a month ago, Ubisoft confirmed today that Assassin’s Creed will not be receiving any new installment this year.

In “A Message From The Assassin’s Creed Team” posted on Ubiblog, the company revealed they are “stepping back and re-examining the Assassin’s Creed franchise”. Instead, 2016 will be spent working “to evolve the game mechanics and make sure we’re delivering on the promise of Assassin’s Creed offering unique and memorable gameplay experiences”.

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Of course, Ubisoft’s biggest franchise is still in full swing, with the Michael Fassbender movie due out in December this year, and the Chronicles series having just finished up, with the release of Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia last week. Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is likely to receive more content in the coming months too, and Ubisoft made sure to mention how “proud” they were with the game’s success last year.

Back in January, Kotaku reported that the next full Assassin’s Creed title, codenamed ‘Empire’, will launch in 2017 and be set in Ancient Egypt. Whilst Ubisoft confirmed the former rumor today, no official word has yet been given on the suggested next setting. Considering the delayed release date, it’s unlikely we’ll hear anything about this next installment until later on in the year.

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