Ubisoft has finally decided to take some time off.
After six straight years of releasing a major entry in the Assassin’s Creed series, for the first time since 2008, there will be no mainline Assassin’s Creed game released in the fall of 2016.
This year, we also are stepping back and re-examining the Assassin’s Creed franchise. As a result, we’ve decided that there will not be a new Assassin’s Creed game in 2016. Since the release of Assassin’s Creed Unity, we’ve learned a lot based on your feedback. We’ve also updated our development processes and recommitted to making Assassin’s Creed a premier open-world franchise. We’re taking this year to evolve the game mechanics and to make sure we’re delivering on the promise of Assassin’s Creed offering unique and memorable gameplay experiences that make history everyone’s playground.
Both the Assassin’s Creed film and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate are considered big successes for the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
Some critics, and fans, of the series have been calling for the company to take a break ever since the 2011 release of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.
The franchise has needed this break for a long time. Hopefully, Ubisoft will let its developers use this extra year to re-evaluate and improve the next entry in the series.