It's Confirmed, Ubisoft Wonít Release a New Assassinís Creed Game in 2016
Ubisoft finally confirmed that they won't be releasing an Assassin's Creed game this year for the first time since 2009. While last year's Assassins Creed Syndicate was met with positive reviews, Ubisoft noted in its quarterly financial report that sales were slower than expected. Ubisoft said that the launches of new entries in the South Park and Watch Dogs series, among others, still promised a strong fiscal year even without its flagship action series.
"We are now in a position to take the decision not to release a new Assassin's Creed game in 2016-17, in order to give the brand a new dimension, while still presenting very solid targets for the fiscal year," Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said. You could read the complete message of the Assassin's Creed Team on this link.
The company also plans to launch a sequel to Watch Dogs before April 2017, as laid out at the end of its earnings report. Here's hoping that they also release a new Splinter Cell game. We could use another great stealth game for this generation.
Well, it will be unusual for me on not having to play an Assassins Creed game this year. I've played all the main Assassins Creed games except for Rogue (because that game came along with Unity and I don't have time to play 2 AC games at that time). I've enjoyed playing Assassins Creed Syndicate last year, and I even got the platinum trophy for it. If Ubisoft could make significant improvements on their next Assassins Creed game, it could probably be worth the wait for Assassins Creed fans.
In the meantime, I could live on having to play a new Watch Dogs game at the end of the year in the absence of Assassins Creed.
Related Game(s): Assassins Creed Syndicate
2/11/2016 10:33:44 PM Drew Constantino