According to sources speaking to website Kotaku, Ubisoft won’t be releasing a big Assassin’s Creed game this year. This will be the first year since 2009 that we don’t get a new Assassin’s Creed game. That’s a good thing.
In 2014, Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed Unity. The French Revolution themed title was a flop thanks to enormous technical glitches creating an underwhelming experience. Last year’s Syndicate largely fixed the bad taste left by Unity, but Ubisoft still experienced a decline in sales.
According to Kotaku’s sources, the decision not to release the next game in 2016 was made soon after Unity released with its myriad problems. There have also been suggestions from internal sources at Ubisoft that the 2017 Assassin’s Creed will be set in Ancient Egypt. We’ll keep you posted on this, but don’t be surprised if E3 comes and goes without a hint of a new Assassin’s Creed.