The next major installment in Assassin’s Creed will skip this year, making its way for Watch Dogs 2.

According to sources, The tenth major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series and the successor to 2015’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, will be skipping fall release for the first time since 2009.

Rumor: Assassin's Creed 2017 Set In Egypt 1
Rumor: Assassin's Creed 2017 Set In Egypt 2
Rumor: Assassin's Creed 2017 Set In Egypt 3

The game code named Empire, set in ancient Egypt. According to sources close to the project, the reason for skipping fall 2016 was made after 2014’s poor launch of Unity.

This will allow the development team more room to improve & polish the game. The biennial release could lead to a new trend for Assassin’s Creed series, which has suffered decline in recent years.

The 2017 release will be a complete revamp of the series, developed by Black Flag team, It will have a Witcher feel, with player progression, freeform combat system with Horse and boats making a come back.

Here’s some details from 4chan:

The environment will be extremely colorful, with little parkour and climbing in the landscapes between villages. The game will be about three times the size of Black Flag, but presented as a completely open world rather than with city cells.

A pet eagle at your command. The Assassin is said to be a former slave who says very little. The game will give Ubisoft a chance to fill the backstory.

The game won’t use much recycled material from previous games in the franchise, it won’t include a co-op mode.

Assassin’s Creed Empire’s character might get a trilogy, next game set in Greece or Rome.

Take all this information with a grain of salt. If this is true, do you think the delay is required to bring the franchise back to life?

Ubisoft’s Fall 2016 launch window will be assigned to Watch Dogs 2, which will be set in San Francisco.


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Source: 4chan (via Neogaf & Kotaku)

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