A core Assassin's Creed game not guaranteed for 2017
The next big game in the series will be ready when it's ready.
If you look over and take note of the name for the database entry of the game that this news piece is linked, to you'll see that we've got it down as Assassin's Creed 2017. That, however, might be optimistic, after Ubisoft chief Yves Guillemot hinted in an interview with Gamespot that we may not see a core Assassin's Creed game until 2018.
According to the man from Ubisoft the extended break is "an opportunity to take [the series] to another level," and that working on other games in their lineup means that they can "take all the time it takes to make the experience fantastic."
"There's a huge potential in this game to revolutionise the IP, so we said, 'Let's make sure we change our model so we have more time and that we can bring back a greater experience.'"
Although Guillemot didn't say 2018 specifically, he refused to commit to a release next year, and rolled out the "when it's ready" line. When will that be, though? "That's when we feel we have something there."
We're not objecting to the company's new position on the Assassin's Creed series, because while there's no doubt that it has plenty of promise, yearly iterations make it hard for the developers to keep things fresh.