If one thing is clear, is that Assassin’s Creed is currently one of the biggest franchises in entertainment, and the video game series that gave birth to it almost a decade ago has millions of fans worldwide.
But it’s no secret that Assassin’s Creed Unity disappointed quite a few players back in 2014 due to its buggy launch. Actually, many players who were looking forward to enjoying that Parisian adventure encountered a mass of glitches and bugs such as disappearing faces in the game, meaning the next instalment in the series (Assassin’s Creed Syndicate) got a somewhat lukewarm reception despite being a pretty good game in its own right.
And despite the fact that last year Assassin’s Creed fans got to see a big-budget movie adaptation of the game, and that the Ezio Collection and the Chronicles spin-offs hit the market too, many have been longing for another mainline Assassin’s Creed game.
Those players may have their wishes answered this year, though, as a Swiss retailer shows that the next major game in the series (rumoured to be called Assassin’s Creed Empire) could be hitting the shelves in October this year, as reported on website wccftech.com.
Of course, we must bear in mind that the game has not been announced yet by Ubisoft, and that a new Assassin’s Creed might not be headed our way this year after all. Actually, the French video game company made it clear last year that new games in its Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry franchises would be getting more development time and polish before hitting the market.
After all, it’s clear the company wants to avoid another Unity-like debacle (something that might even kill the franchise off for good) and get this new Assassin’s Creed game right. But given that it’s rumoured that the game is being developed by the team behind the great Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (one of the series’ better games), this might yet turn out to be another great game in the series if it does ship this fall…