Earlier this year, it was confirmed by Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot that a main Assassin's Creed game won't arrive in 2016. And he also later added that 2017 isn't even a sure thing yet, saying that they're taking all the time they need to make sure that the next experience would be "fantastic."
That's both good news and bad news for Assassin's Creed fans who have grown accustomed to an annual title from the franchise. Thankfully, "Assassin's Creed" - the live-action movie, not the first game in the franchise - will drop in theaters next month. So at least there's that to look forward to.
And in the meantime, there's Watch Dogs 2 to sub in for the popular franchise. In an interview with MCV, Ubisoft sales director Darren Bowen says that the upcoming action-adventure game "will certainly fill the gap this year." He also noted that there's also the similarly upcoming Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection - which contains Assassin's Creed II, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin's Creed: Revelations - if you need to get your annual dose of Assassin's Creed games.
Additionally, Bowen also pointed to titles like Rainbow Six Siege, The Crew and Far Cry Primal that have managed to successfully hold down the fort for Ubisoft this year. All this means is that Ubisoft can afford to skip an Assassin's Creed game for a year or two and still come away in one piece.
Watch Dogs 2 is set for release in just a few days on November 15th. Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection will also release on the same day. Both titles will be available for the PS4 and Xbox One. PC users will have to wait for November 29th before they can get their hands on Watch Dogs 2.
Meanwhile, the in-development main Assassin's Creed game is rumored to be set in ancient Egypt and will dive into the origins of the Templars and Assassins. According to rumors, the game will be titled "Assassin's Creed Empire."