Ubisoft has revealed a few days ago that there is no Assassin's Creed title getting released in 2016. However, this might not be an exception, as Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot revealed during a Ubisoft Investor Day presentation that Ubisoft is looking into "regular basis" releases instead of the usual annual cycle.
"The goal is not automatically to come back on annual cycle but to come on a regular basis," said Guillemot. "We saw it was time to give it lots of time so [developers] could really work on the property and all the mechanics to make sure we could take [the series] to another level.
"What we are seeing today is promising. We will be able to come on a regular basis [but] we can't say every year.
"We have focused one of our best teams behind what we are working on Assassin's Creed. We have given them all the time for releasing something that we hope to be exceptional. We are setting up rules so that they will have enough time to polish the game and come with something really exceptional, so this is what we have for our first priority.
"Then after that, if we feel like we are in the right direction and that we can continue the path and we have enough innovation for the next one, we might come with the next one in the next year. But it's no longer something that will be set up every year."
With Assassin's Creed Unity and Assassin's Creed Syndicate not doing as good as Ubisoft expected, the company decided that the best option was "stepping back and re-examining the Assassin's Creed franchise". What this could mean for the future of the series, only time will tell.