Watch Dogs 2 set to release this year and Assassin’s Creed ‘Empire’ set to release in 2017
According to Kotaku, Ubisoft intends to release the next major Assassin’s Creed game in 2017. Kotaku’s sources claim the game is code named ‘Empire’ and is believed to be set in ancient Egypt. Furthermore, Kotaku also reported that Ubisoft’s rationale for a 2017 release is because it will offer the “development team more room to improve and polish the game”. Since the release of the original Assassin’s Creed back in 2007, Ubisoft has made it a tradition to release a big Assassin’s Creed annually, but with the disappointment of Unity and the shortage of sales with Syndicate, Ubisoft has reorganized their priorities with the franchise and will devote more time in delivering a more solid title.
With that being said, fans of Assassin’s Creed will still be able to get their fill of the franchise with the impending release of two Assassin’s Creed platformers in January and February as well as the Assassin’s Creed film, that is slated for December 21, 2016 release and will star Michael Fassbender.
Kotaku also speculated that Ubisoft will divulge more information about Watch Dogs 2 before Assassin’s Creed ‘Empire’. The game will be set in San Francisco and it is expected to release later this year.
Additional Source: IGN