Rumour: Assassin’s Creed “Empire” skipping 2016

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It has come to a point that we can usually expect certain franchises to make a return every year, Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed and mainly every sports franchise you can think of. However according to the latest rumour mill, it seems like Ubisoft may be sitting this year out!

The news was broke by Kotaku who stated that sources have told them that the next Assassin’s Creed game might be seeing a release in 2017, was codenamed “Empire” and will set in Egypt. The source claims that the hold on the annual release was mainly due to fan backlash from 2014’s Unity, which problems had even brought down sales of the excellent Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, which won our Best Action Adventure title for our 2015 Game of the Year awards.

That’s not to say that the series will lose it’s footing in 2016, as the remaining chapters of Assassin’s Creed Chronicles (India and Russia) and the highly anticipated movie staring Michael Fassbender are set to launch in 2016.

Currently Ubisoft has not officially announced the delay or the existence of the “Empire” project however provided the following as their official statement on the matter.

“We can’t comment on rumour or speculation. We’re always happy when players are excited about our games, past, present and future. In the meantime, we hope that the latest images from the Assassin’s Creed movie set will keep fans of the franchise happy and eager to find out more!”

We want to know what you think, does the Assassin’s Creed franchise need a break? What’s your take on the series possibly moving to Egypt? Let us know in the comments.