Is Ubisoft releasing an Assassin’s Creed 2017? Will the next major title take place in Egpyt? Sources say maybe.
As most people are aware, Ubisoft decided to skip 2016 with regards to releasing a new Assassin’s Creed title. This makes 2016 the first year to not have a major Assassin’s Creed title since 2009.
What’s interesting about this decision is that skipping 2016 coincides with rumors regarding the franchise that first popped up in January of this year. As reported by Kotaku earlier this year, multiple sources confirmed that there would be no AC game in 2016. At the same time, a fraction of those sources claimed that the next game would take place in ancient Egypt and will release in 2017.
However, these are all rumors and so far, nothing has been confirmed.
Word of Ubisoft
When Ubisoft first announced that they were skipping this year for a major AC title, GameSpot questioned them on this decision. When asked why the decision was made, CEO Yves Guillemot replied:
What we saw in the development of the next [Assassin’s Creed] was that we had an opportunity to take it to another level. So we said we’ll take all the time it takes to make the experience fantastic.
And when pressed on how long the development will take, he replied, “It will be back when it’s ready. That’s when we feel we have something there.”
Even going as far as assuring that this does not necessarily mean a 2017 release.
During a recent earnings call, Yves once again commented on the status of the upcoming game saying, “We can’t say much about that yet–we are working hard on this game and it will be launched when ready.”
With CFO Alain Martinez adding in, “It’s a great game. I’ve seen it. It’s looking good.”
So no confirmed information regarding the upcoming title. However, fans of the series need not worry to satisfy their AC fix. Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection is still scheduled to arrive later this month as an HD remaster of the classic Ezio titles.