In an earnings call to investors, Ubisoft indicated that there will probably not be a new Assassin’s Creed video game released for 2018. The most recent installment of the open world action franchise was Assassin’s Creed Origins, a generally acclaimed title for a series that has thought to be faltering for quite some time. The success of Origins came after the series took a year-long break following the lukewarm/negative reception to some of the most recent Assassin’s Creed games – an approach that seems to have worked for Ubisoft.
The Assassin’s Creed series was once an annual franchise, but that release approach eventually led to diminishing returns for Ubisoft. While earlier titles such as Assassin’s Creed II received much praise, later entries in the series such as Assassin’s Creed Unity were plagued with technical problems and some truly horrifying graphical glitches. After the 2015 release of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Ubisoft decided to go back to the drawing board, with the only 2016 Assassin’s Creed we got being the related film starring Michael Fassbender.