Assassin's Creed

Via Polygon:

Assassin’s Creed is taking the year off, Ubisoft announced today. The publisher won’t release a new entry in the popular franchise during 2016; instead, the development team is “stepping back and re-examining the Assassin’s Creed franchise,” according to the post.

Given how bug-ridden the more recent installments of the series have been, it’s no surprise that Ubisoft is letting off on the gas. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot specifically mentions this as the reason for the break, which was inevitable given how quickly the team was cranking the games out.

It’s interesting timing, given that the movie adaptation arrives in December but I’m sure that, in the end, this was certainly the right move for the future of the franchise.

Update

A really excellent analysis of the issues plaguing the Assassin’s Creed series and where they stem from. While I disagree about the original game being the series’ high point, I very much feel like the train started flying off the rails with the release of Brotherhood in 2010.