Assassin’s Creed Series May Not Go Back To Annual Cycle Following Hiatus, Ubisoft CEO Reveals

Francesco De Meo
Posted Feb 19, 2016
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Last week, the Assassin’s Creed team confirmed what was being rumored since January: there won’t be any new mainline Assassin’s Creed game released in 2016. This year’s hiatus will allow the team to re-examine the franchise, update the development process and bring some of the changes the series definitely needs. And it seems like we may not be seeing annual Assassin’s Creed games in the future, according to Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot.

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Mr. Yves Guillemot has recently confirmed that the Assassin’s Creed will not necessarily go back to its previous cycle. The Ubisoft CEO stated that the goal is to come back with a new game of the series on a regular basis, which sounds like the right thing to do for the series, as yearly releases have come with a huge drop in quality for the most recent entries.

“The goal is not to automatically come back to an annual cycle, but to come back on a regular basis. We can’t say every year.”

News on next year’s Assassin’s Creed game are scarce at the moment, but it seems like the game will be set in ancient Egypt and begin a new character trilogy. The game is apparently going to come with some brand new features that will set it apart from the rest of the series, but what these features precisely are is unknown. None of these details have been confirmed by Ubisoft, so we have to take them with a grain of salt until an official announcement comes in.

The latest Assassin’s Creed game released last year on consoles and PC is Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. The latest entry of the Chronicles subseries, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles India, has been released last month.

[UPDATE - Screenshots] Assassin's Creed Syndicate Receives Surprise PlayStation 4 Pro Update; Improvements For 1080p Are Reportedly Minimal

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