During a quarterly investor call this morning, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed that a new Assassin's Creed game will not be released in 2016.
During the call, Guillemot stated that Ubisoft began to question the annualization of it's franchise with the release of Assassin's Creed Unity. The game released in Fall of 2014 with multiple technical glitches and received harsh criticisms from media outlets. This led to a slower than expected launch for 2015's Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Guillemot stated that they hope that by moving away from annualized releases of the franchise, it will provide the teams with more time to take advantage of new engines and technologies. They hope to continue growth for the franchise with the Assassin's Creed movie, scheduled to be released later this year.
During the investor's call, Ubisoft also confirmed that the next game in the Watch Dogs franchise will be released sometime within the 2017 fiscal year, which begins April 2016. This may help tide Ubisoft fans over before the next Assassin's Creed game releases.
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