Report: Next major Assassin’s Creed set in Egypt, coming 2017


Assassin's Creed Egypt

The Assassin’s Creed series is supposedly taking a year off. The next destination for the mainline Assassin’s Creed series is ancient Egypt. The follow-up to 2015’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is supposedly codenamed “Empire” and apparently won’t release until 2017.

The decision to not release a major new Assassin’s Creed title in 2016 would be irregular for publisher Ubisoft; the company has released at least one new Assassin’s Creed game each year since Assassin’s Creed II in 2009 which most fans can argue was the best released game by far. Reportedly, Ubisoft is considering releasing a major new Assassin’s Creed game every two years, moving away from the annual release cycle.

Kotaku’s report lines up with unverified posts from 4chan’s video game board, which dropped supposed details on an Egyptian Assassin’s Creed earlier January 4th. Given that Kotaku has revealed details on the three most recent Assassin’s Creed games (SyndicateRogue and Unity), months before they were announced officially, we’re inclined to believe its reporting.

Ubisoft still has a few Assassin’s Creed releases planned for 2016. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia are hitting in January and February, respectively, and the Assassin’s Creed movie hits theaters this December.

Hopefully with the new decision to release a new title every two years the franchise can/should finally go in the right direction. With a new release happening yearly the franchise was beginning to feel boring and repetitive (like Call Of Duty) which felt as if Ubisoftis just running out of solid ideas, how we’ll know for sure if it brings the game back on track is something we’ll have to find out for ourselves.

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