It looks like Ubisoft might be giving Assassin's Creed a break this year, with reports suggesting that there won't be a new game in the franchise until 2017. This once again seems to be partially in response to the backlash against Assassin's Creed Unity, which has had a lasting effect on the franchise despite Assassin's Creed: Syndicate offering a much-improved experience.
The rumours originally popped up on the NeoGAF forums but Kotaku did some digging and found five anonymous sources to confirm the information. According to the report, 2017's Assassin's Creed will be based in Egypt but Ubisoft might be looking to spin this off into its own trilogy just like the Ezio series of games. Other rumoured locations include Rome and Greece.
The initial post claims that this will be a “complete revamp for the series”, apparently the developers are also aiming for a “Witcher feel, with player progression, a freeform combat system” as well as the return of a horse and boats. This game will be made by the team behind Black Flag, which was a very popular entry to the series.
Kotaku has a good track record with Assassin's Creed leaks so this may turn out to be accurate. However, we probably won't know for sure for a few more months.
KitGuru Says: Taking a year off of the main Assassin's Creed games seems like a good idea, it will give the creative team a chance to make some changes and hopefully end up with a better game by the end of it. What do you think of this? Should Assassin's Creed take a break this year?