After much speculation and rumors, Ubisoft has officially confirmed today that there won't be a new Assassin's Creed game this year. After the release of Assassin's Creed Unity, which not only was not well received by fans but also affected the sales of Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Ubisoft will be giving the franchise a break in order ensure that the next title lives up to expectations.
"This year, we also are stepping back and re-examining the Assassin's Creed franchise. As a result, we've decided that there will not be a new Assassin's Creed game in 2016," said Ubisoft. "Since the release of Assassin's Creed Unity, we've learned a lot based on your feedback. We've also updated our development processes and recommitted to making Assassin's Creed a premier open-world franchise.
"We're taking this year 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 that make history everyone's playground.
"We'll have more to share on all of the above soon. In the meantime, we want to say thank you to our millions of fans around the world for your continued support."
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Source: Ubisoft Blog