Assassin’s Creed is taking a break this year, and it may not return next year either, according to Ubisoft’s CEO.
It may be a bit before we see a new Assassin’s Creed title, according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. When speaking with Gamespot in an exclusive interview, Guillemot told the publication that the franchise “will be back when it’s ready” and according to the interview, that doesn’t necessarily mean the franchise will be back in 2017.
Gamespot also asked Guillemot why now was the right time to take Assassin’s Creed out of their line-up of games, to which Guillemot responded with, “What we saw in the development of the next [Assassin’s Creed] was that we had an opportunity to take it to another level. So we said we’ll take all the time it takes to make the experience fantastic. It was feasible because we have other games. There’s a huge potential in this game to revolutionise the IP, so we said, “Let’s make sure we change our model so we have more time and that we can bring back a greater experience.”
The next Assassin’s Creed title is rumored to take place in Egypt and will be a full “revamp” of the series. This information came by the way of 4Chan early this year, and while there’s not a whole lot to prove that it’s true yet, the poster did say there would be no Assassin’s Creed at E3 this year which was correct.
“Egypt. There won’t be an AC in 2016. You may screencap this and refer to it when nothing is shown in E3 2016. You’ll have to wait until 2017 for it. The reason: It will be a complete revamp of the series. The game is going for a Witcher feel, with player progression, freeform combat system. Horse is back, and boats too. It’s made by the Black Flag team. You may leave any question you want answered.”
We will keep our eyes and ears open for more information on the next Assassin’s Creed as 2017 approaches. Stay tuned to OnlySP on Facebook and Twitter for continued updates.