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Assassin’s Creed will be back “when it’s ready” says Ubisoft CEO

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Absence makes the heart grows fonder, which coincidentally was a line that my dad would use when he stole my favourite monster trucks from me for himself. But it’s a line which perfectly sums up the current state of Assassin’s Creed this year. For the first time in many a year, Ubisoft isn’t banking on an Animus and genetic memories to help fund their fourth-quarter office Christmas party.

It’s a move which has been seen as a much-needed breather for the franchise, as its core formula of action-stealth has begun to feel stale and overplayed. Make no mistake, recent entries such as Unity (After much patching) and Syndicate were still solid titles, but with an air of familiarity around them that felt more like a session of going through the motions than a justified purchase at recommended retail price.

And it sounds like 2017 will be bereft of an Assassin’s Creed entry as well. That’s the word according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, who spoke to GameSpot about the next Assassin’s Creed game to GameSpot. “What we saw in the development of the next [Assassin’s Creed] was that we had an opportunity to take it to another level,” Guillemot said.

So we said we’ll take all the time it takes to make the experience fantastic. It was feasible because we have other games. 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.

It will be back when it’s ready. That’s when we feel we have something there.

And I’m perfectly fine with that, as even the staunchest of Assassin’s Creed fan needs a break right now from some faithful leaping and hidden blades to the back of the head.

Last Updated: September 26, 2016


  1. Hehe, I dunno hey, I got a mate in PE who is the hugest AC fan ever. Always get the collectors edition (the figurines all look awesome together) and does the cosplay so damn well it’d make Hollywood drool. The amount of effort he puts into that costume every year is astounding. Pretty sure he’s looking forward to another game!

    Though he’s probably also breathing a sigh of relief that he doesn’t have to update his costume again anytime soon.


  2. Fox1 - Retro

    September 26, 2016 at 08:51

    Syndicate was such a grindfest that the story and flow of Unity started to look good. Assassins Creed always had that perfect blend between Tomb Raider, Uncharted in an open world environment but now it’s the latter mechanics pushing ahead of the former.


    • Nikola

      September 26, 2016 at 12:07

      I really enjoyed Syndicate thought it was a awesome addition where, Unity I had to force myself to finish it!


      • Matthew Holliday

        September 26, 2016 at 15:39

        Syndicate started off fun, looked great and played really well, but nothing about the game made me want to bother with playing the story.
        The level based system, and the stupidly large open world was just so full of superficial content that it was just a grind.


  3. HairyEwok

    September 26, 2016 at 09:03

    Assasins Creed: Japan, K tnx bye.


  4. Viking Of Science

    September 26, 2016 at 11:27

    But They kinda are still Using AC to bankroll the 4th quarter, I mean, The movie and the Ezio Collection…


  5. Matthew Holliday

    September 26, 2016 at 15:36

    Unity and Syndicates massive open worlds detracted too much from the story of the game, also felt that Fallout 4 suffered from the same problems, too many of the same quests and simply too much superficial content.
    Games lacked depth, I never even started the main storylines, i was too busy trying to clear the map, so that I could actually see what was going on, that I got super bored and stopped playing.

    Zero incentive in these games to actually play for the story.
    I thought Black flag was a step in the right direction, the world felt so much more alive and colourfull, then came rogue, unity and syndicate, which all were so grey and bland.


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