New report suggests Assassin’s Creed taking 2016 off, new game set in Egypt

It would seem that the next game in the Assassin’s Creed series will head to ancient Egypt. The news comes out of a new report by Kotaku that suggests the new game is currently progressing under the working title “Empire” and may actually release in 2017.

If Kotaku’s report is accurate (and their information has been pretty on the money in similar previous reports), this would mean the new Assassin’s Creed would become the first entry in years to disrupt the current annual release cycle. Ubi have released a minimum of one new Assassin’s Creed title every year since 2009.

According to the report, Ubisoft is looking to reign the series’ regular release pattern, dropping a new game every two years going forward. Throwing journalistic professionalism out the window for a moment, if this pans out I will be very happy because I’ve been saying the series needed to take time off for years now and I’m an AC superfan.

The report itself tallies with a number of posts that appeared on 4chan’s video games board, filled with information about a supposed Egyptian entry in the series set prior to the story of the original game.

That being said, Ubi still have a few Assassin’s Creed games on the way this year – Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India arrives later this month and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia will drop in February. Further, the Michael Fassbender-led Assassin’s Creed film will arrive in cinemas this December.


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David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.