Rumor has it that Ubisoft’s best selling franchise, Assassin’s Creed, might be stirring things up a bit. Since 2009, Ubisoft has released at least one Assassin’s Creed game every year from the original, to last year’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
Assassin’s Creed: Codename “Empire”
Codenamed “Empire” the latest entry is said to be released in fall of 2017. Apparently, after the disappointing Assassin’s Creed Unity (which may have affected the sales of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate as well), Ubisoft may have been forced to give their next entry a little bit more TLC. This biyearly approach, if successful, may also become the new standard moving forward.
“Empire” is said to take place mostly in Egypt, and maybe even have portions which take place in Rome. “Empire” is also rumored to be the beginning of a new trilogy of sorts that will have subsequent titles featuring the same lead character (similar to the steady growth and character development we saw with Ezio Auditore in Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, & Assassin’s Creed Revelations).
Getting Your Assassin’s Creed Fix This Year:
Although a new entry in the Assassin’s Creed series may not be in the cards for this year, you can still get your Assassin’s Creed fix with the Assassin’s Creed movie (featuring Michael Fassbender) on December 21st, 2016. Internet murmurs also peg Ubisoft for an Assassin’s Creed Collection this year as well.
Time will tell how this all plays out, but honestly, being a huge fan of the series myself, this hiatus is definitely necessary. This time could allow them to get back to the core of what made the series appealing in the first place and maybe reignite a passion for the lore as well.