This is sort of like announcing that the tides have given up. The Assassin’s Creed series has performed with such exhausting regularity that its absence is in itself startling. But that is the strange reality we now live in: Ubisoft has confirmed earlier rumours that there will be no new Assassin’s Creed this year.
“This year, we also are stepping back and re-examining the Assassinâ€™s Creed franchise,” Ubisoft says in a blog entry. “Weâ€™re taking this year to evolve the game mechanics and to make sure weâ€™re delivering on the promise of Assassinâ€™s Creed offering unique and memorable gameplay experiences that make history everyoneâ€™s playground.”
Could this mean no more bell towers? No more relieving myriad careless citizens of their treasure chests? I’m almost afraid to imagine such an unnatural scenario.