No AC This Year?

An alleged developer cropped up on 4Chan, claiming that the next AC game would feature a “Witcher style of progression and a “free-form combat system”. Gaming site Kotaku has compiled this info, saying that the game is currently under the name Assassin’s Creed Empire and could be on a bi-annual release schedule for the next few years in the series.

This could be a good thing for the franchise, as Ubisoft has been churning out AC games for the last few years since Brotherhood. After the somewhat tainted release that was Unity, many fans weren’t as eager about picking up the newest game Syndicate. Ubisoft has said that they “can’t comment on speculation” but are “always happy that players are excited about our games” and they hope the promise of the upcoming film will keep fans sated for this year, along with talks of a possible second Watch Dogs. 

Hurray.

So far in the franchise we have: Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed 2, Brotherhood, Revelations, AC3, Liberation, AC4 Black Flag, Freedom Cry, Unity and Syndicate. Plus all of the other miscellaneous titles that were released on the side, too.

With a gaming industry already saturated with reused IPs, it’s good to see a company (particularly Ubisoft) shaking up a franchise in an attempt to revamp the series.