Ubisoft has stated that the company will be taking a step back this year to reassess the entire Assassins Creed franchise. This means that there will not be any upcoming Assassins Creed games to be released this year. Interestingly, the last game in the franchise to be released was Assassins Creed Syndicate, which – despite its flaws – was a reasonably good Assassins Creed game.
The announcement may not surprise may gamers since prior to Syndicate, other Assassins Creed games – specifically the PC ports – were plagued with game-breaking bugs which made them unplayable. Who could forget the abysmal launch of the PC port of Assassins Creed Unity? A far cry from what the first Assassins Creed was able to achieve. So it’s good to see the company wanting to take a break from creating another game that might tarnish its image even more.
According to Ubisoft, other projects revolving around the franchise such as the upcoming Assassins Creed movie will still carry on. There are, however, rumours floating around saying that the next Assassins Creed game would be called Empire and it will feature an Egyptian setting. Hopefully, for Ubisoft and the Assassins Creed series, that game becomes a catalyst to reinvigorate a rather dull franchise.