When it was announced that the main Assassin’s Creed franchise (which doesn’t include the recent ‘Chronicles” series) would not get a new release, it was met with both surprise and relief. Many have have noted how the once prominent franchise has trickled off in quality due to the “one per year” plan that Ubisoft has been doing for quite some time.
Though it was revealed to be happening, Ubisoft themselves have not stated the true reason behind the stopping of the franchise. That is, until they posted on the Ubisoft blog, not only reiterating the move, but citing fan and critical response as the main reason for this choice:
“Since the release of Assassin’s Creed Unity, we’ve learned a lot based on your feedback. We’ve also updated our development processes and recommitted to making Assassin’s Creed a premier open-world franchise. We’re taking this year to evolve the game mechanics and to make sure we’re delivering on the promise of Assassin’s Creed offering unique and memorable gameplay experiences that make history everyone’s playground.”
All this being said, it is still known, at least for now, that the next main game in the Assassin’s Creed franchise will be focused in Egypt, and will be called Empire. What the game will be like though is still up in the air.