Back-to-back years without an installment in the main Assassin’s Creed series? Preposterous
For some context, this year marks the first time that a major mainline Assassin’s Creed game won’t release since 2008. Meaning the last time we haven’t got one, the Tennessee Titans made the NFL playoffs — yeah, it’s been awhile.
However, after what appears to be a decline in the brand, Ubisoft announced that it would be switching to an every-other-year release schedule for the series, at least in the immediate future.
According to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, a 2017 release for the next entry isn’t even a sure thing. Two years without an Assassin’s Creed game? O’ the world is a changin’.
“What we saw in the development of the next [Assassin’s Creed] was that we had an opportunity to take it to another level,” he said. “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 revolutionize 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.”
When prodded about when exactly the series would return, Guillemot said, “It will be back when it’s ready.” When asked if that meant 2017, Guillemot reaffirmed his stance that the game would ship when the team thought it was ready.
If we go back-to-back years with an AC mainline entry, I will likely have had enough time to breathe from the series that I’ll return. If it releases next year though, I’ll probably skip again like I have since 3.
Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.
2 thoughts on “The next Assassin’s Creed game may not land in 2017”
I think Assassin’s Creed has been overexposed in the last few years, especially with the relatively uninspiring recent sequels (Unity). Having it lie fallow for a while can only be a good thing.
I agree, they need to make them one offs as well, that or start a new common thread.
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