Ubisoft has traditionally released a new Assassin’s Creed title every year but that’s not going to happen in 2016. About a week ago the company confirmed that it’s skipping 2016 for this franchise and is going to take the time to “re-evaluate” the franchise. It’s expected that Ubisoft will make some changes and it’s likely that it might do away with yearly Assassin’s Creed releases altogether.
For seven years straight Ubisoft has released a new Assassin’s Creed game every year, this trend started with Assassin’s Creed 2, but it’s going to take 2016 to re-examine and possibly evolve the franchise into something more.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot was asked during the company’s investor day conference whether the franchise is going to stick with its yearly release tradition once it arrives from the break.
The CEO only said that new Assassin’s Creed games will have a “regular” release cycle but didn’t commit to yearly releases. “The goal is not automatically to come back on annual cycle but to come on a regular basis,” he said.
It’s not going to be set in stone, though, it’s not like Ubisoft can’t revert back to yearly releases, and that’s precisely what CFO Alain Martinez alluded to in the presentation. “If we feel like we are in the right direction and that we can continue the path and we have enough innovation for the next one, we might come with the next one in the next year,” he added.