UBisoft announced with a post on its own blog that there won’t be a major Assassin’s Creed release in 2016. You can read the full message below.
This year, we also are stepping back and re-examining the Assassin’s Creed franchise. As a result, we’ve decided that there will not be a new Assassin’s Creed game in 2016. 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.
It’ll certainly be interesting to see how the developers will transform the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Personally, I’m in the camp of those that kept enjoying it year after year, but I’m sure that there are differing opinions on the subject.
That said, there you have it, straight from the lion’s mouth: looks like this year (or at the beginning of the next) we’ll have to be content with a new Watch_Dogs.