Ubisoft skipping Assassin’s Creed in 2016

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On February 11th Ubisoft released a blog post indicating that they would be skipping this year’s release of the Assassins Creed game. This comes as a surprise as Ubisoft had been releasing an Assassin’s Creed game every year since Assassin’s Creed II in 2009. Ubisoft indicates that since the release of AC: Unity, which many claim to have been a disaster, they have learned a lot from that release and listened to all the feedback and want to re-evaluate the series direction, update their development process and are recommitted to making the series “a premier open-world franchise”

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I have played all of the major games in the series for the consoles since Assassin’s Creed II and even with Unity I have enjoyed every single one. I didn’t have nearly as many troubles with Unity as others had so I had a lot of fun with it! The biggest trouble I had was not always being able to create or join parties with specific people, but when we could get that working and I was able to play co-op with friends it was the most amazing time. I also really enjoyed Syndicate; I thought Ubisoft did a great job with that installment in the series. That said though I am glad to see Ubisoft taking a step back and taking time to try and revitalize the series a bit. I was thoroughly sad that they went away from the co-op aspect of the game and am really, REALLY hoping that Ubisoft works co-op back into it. When that was working with Unity it was some of the most fun I have ever had in the series.

With the series skipping a year and rumors of an Egypt based game coming up, what are your thoughts on the fact that they are skipping this year? What would you like to see Ubisoft change, re-work or include in the next game of the series?