The developers of the acclaimed Assassin’s Creed series, Ubisoft, seems to be aware that it requires a refreshing facelift to attract fans once more. This may prove to be a wise decision, as the series that started way back in 2008 and has delivered nine full main games, as well as countless other add-ons and spin-offs, has seen slackened response from players in recent times.
Since its first appearance, Ubisoft’s best-selling franchise has taken players through different time periods in history like the Renaissance, the Colonia era, the French Revolution and the Victorian era. While covering some of the most notable time periods in history, the open world action-adventure game has included the most intriguing settings in terms of location, including India, Russia, France and China among others. But as is a common occurrence with most long-running franchises, Ubisoft has been struggling lately to bring back the excitement that the series was once renowned for, despite varied attempts. It will be interesting to see what the makers have in store for fans as part of their next instalment.
Sadly, however, the next Assassin’s Creed game looks like it’s still a while away from making an appearance. But that does not mean that Ubisoft is not hard at work to figure out ways to vastly improve the series. Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot has recently stated in an interview that the company is well aware of the fact that the game’s direction needs some serious thinking.
This sounds like good news as fans have been feeling the need for a big change to shake things up a bit for quite some time now. But that also means that this time there will be a long wait for the next title in the series to make an appearance. The makers have already disappointed fans who were awaiting a new announcement this year, and Guillemot has confirmed that they will need some time to think the fate of the series through and take it to a whole new level: “It (the next Assassin’s Creed title) will be back when it’s ready. That’s when we feel we have something there,” he was reported as saying.
What that means in terms of time, no one can tell yet. But while Guillemot’s comment may upset some fans, we are certain that Ubisoft will make the best use of the time and come up something that does the “Assassin’s Creed” series justice. As of now, there is no official release date set for the next Assassin’s Creed game.