Ubisoft has officially announced that its Assassin's Creed game franchise will be taking a break in 2016, the first since the launch of Assassin's Creed II in 2009. The most recent title in the series, Syndicate, was released in October 2015 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
In an Ubiblog post, the Assassin's Creed team said that they needed time to reexamine the series, and build off customer feedback:
It was first reported last month that the series would be taking a break this year. The same report claims that the series is set to return in 2017 with a game set in ancient Egypt, currently codenamed Empire.
Another of Ubisoft's open-world franchises, Watch Dogs, is rumored to be getting a sequel in 2016, which would fill the void that Assassin's Creed has left in Ubisoft's release schedule.
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