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No New 'Assassin’s Creed' Game For 2016, Says Ubisoft

The Assassin’s Creed series is one of the biggest action franchises in the gaming industry. Since the release of Assassin’s Creed II in 2009, a major installation in the series has been released every year (the most recent title was Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, which came out in 2015). However, Ubisoft won’t continue the trend this year as the company is “stepping back and re-examining the Assassin’s Creed franchise.”

The short break allows Ubisoft to “...evolve the game mechanics and to make sure we’re delivering on the promise of Assassin’s Creed offering unique and memorable gameplay experiences.” User feedback started to make an impact after the release of Assassin’s Creed: Unity in 2014, and the company made changes, specifically to its development process. However, it seems that Ubisoft needs more time to think about how to approach its most popular franchise in future titles.

Even without a major Assassin’s Creed title, there’s still some new content coming for the series later this year. The Assassin’s Creed movie, which stars Michael Fassbender, is set to come out at the end of the year on Dec. 21. Fassbender plays the role of Callum Lynch, who eventually uses the Animus in order to take on the role of his ancestor, a Spanish Assassin named Aguilar.

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  • captaincharisma
    they were killing the franchise by having one every year. this was a story driven game unlike call of duty or battlefield
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  • photonboy
    Yeah, I got really interested in seeing the story end, but then they just watered it down to keep things going.

    I couldn't keep playing every game, and especially with no end in site I just said the heck with it.

    Maybe someone will put together the cut scenes when/if the story ever finishes. Maybe it even did finish, I wouldn't know as I gave up after AC3 (so I've played FIVE of them on PC, and with the side scrollers and smaller titles that's over TEN so far I think).
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  • stops
    I really enjoyed AC from the first one and went on to play the next 3 or 4 but they overdid it and it lost it's luster for me. In the end though, its all about having choices in games to play so as long as they can pump out sequels and be profitable, so be it.
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  • alidan
    they were killing the franchise by having one every year. this was a story driven game unlike call of duty or battlefield

    meh, personally, i would like them to make assassins creed just a sandbox game and forgo the game to game story (the "real world" parts, if they are even still doing that)

    give me a time period, assassination targets, and let me have at it in a self contained story, or at worst, what they did with 2 brotherhood and one after it, where they made 3 games with the same character... quality aside from the last one.

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  • elcentral
    yeah by far the worst part in black flag are the story part.
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  • captaincharisma
    17487777 said:
    they were killing the franchise by having one every year. this was a story driven game unlike call of duty or battlefield

    meh, personally, i would like them to make assassins creed just a sandbox game and forgo the game to game story (the "real world" parts, if they are even still doing that)

    give me a time period, assassination targets, and let me have at it in a self contained story, or at worst, what they did with 2 brotherhood and one after it, where they made 3 games with the same character... quality aside from the last one.

    getting rid of the present day story in assassin's creed would be like getting rid of guns from call of duty. the present day part even though they have been garbage for a few games is a big part of the games image and what has made it successful. but everyone knows if they were going to stop making AC games they should have stopped with AC3 which ended the 2012 story line. black flag and rouge had the worst present day stories followed by unity and now they are going in a different way with syndicate which i found was pretty good

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  • wkwilley2
    ...and God wept I believe is the next verse.
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  • nycalex
    about time they stopped this BS.

    the first one was revolutionary.

    the second was was immersive, very interesting story.

    the third one still had good story.

    blackfag had the best gameplay, poor story.r ather WTF story. butt I enjoyed it the most with the ship bttles.

    and after that I stopped. unity was so bad i stoped playing after 2 hours

    the latest one I stopped after 40 minutes.
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  • Lutfij
    This sort of news was what I was waiting for all along. I can yet recall where people went mad trying to learn if a sequel was coming out for the first Assassin's Creed game and after the release of sequel's in quick succession the franchise seemed more like what we've grown to appreciate as repetitive gameplay found commonly in COD, Battlefield and in some of EA's titles sans the minor bits and bobs in the game engine. More of a whack a mole in the gaming world - it get's dull after multiple attempts.

    This breather should help the dev's to rethink their release and content strategy and bring back the anticipation factor for us, the end users, to feel our money during the holidays was well spent.
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