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It looks like Assassin's Creed won't be back every year

Not only has Ubisoft stabbed a 2016 release date in the neck with official confirmation of no Assassin's Creed game this year (opens in new tab) but it's looking more like the franchise won't be annualised after that. At a publisher investor day attended by GamesIndustry.biz (opens in new tab), Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said that while the series will return next year, the plan isn't to go back to the previous release schedule."The goal is not to automatically come back to an annual cycle, but to come back on a regular basis," he said. "We can't say every year."

This is a great thing for the series as a whole. Not only will this mean a longer development cycle for each game - we know that there's always multiple Creeds on the go at once - but we won't be exhausted by consistently new additions. While Assassin's Creed Syndicate (opens in new tab) was brilliant, it comes after the far less interesting AC 3 and badly received Unity (opens in new tab) (which I still have a soft spot for). Assassin's Creed is due for a break (opens in new tab) and that's exactly what this could deliver. Hood news.

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.