Assassin's Creed
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“Assassin’s Creed,” an action-adventure video game that first debuted in 2007 is not getting a release this year. But according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, the wait will be very much worth it.

In an interview with Game Spot, the Ubisoft executive explained just why fans of the “Assassin’s Creed” franchise are not getting an addition this year.

“What we saw in the development of the next [Assassin's Creed] was that we had an opportunity to take it to another level,” he said. “So we said we'll take all the time it takes to make the experience fantastic.”

And while the general public is expecting that “Assassin’s Creed 5” will hit the market next year, Guillemot confirmed that this may not be the case. “It will be back when it's ready,” he stated. “That's when we feel we have something there.”

While his statement leaves the franchise up in the air, it is likely that Ubisoft will start development by next year, with a release date either in 2018 or 2019.

Guillemot also discussed how the upcoming game has the potential to revolutionise the IP, but again refused to give any further information. He was prodded about whether this meant a new formula for the game altogether, or just new ideas infused to what the company has already established. Instead of answering directly, Guillemot simply said it would be difficult to disclose anything at this point in time.

“You'll actually make up your mind on that when you see it,” he said.

Meanwhile, it is likely that Ubisoft will first focus on “For Honor.” The upcoming title is set for release early next year, and the game developer is sure to be busy in the months leading up to it. And because of the hype that is already surrounding the upcoming game, Ubisoft is sure to release "For Honor" DLCs soon after as well.

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