Assassin's Creed Syndicate
Promotional art for "Assassin's Creed: Syndicate" Ubisoft

“Assassin’s Creed Syndicate” may be the latest “Assassin’s Creed” title in the meantime. Ubisoft has already confirmed that a 2016 AC title is not in the works. The developer has stated that 2016 will be a year of evaluation and examination to make an even better “Assassin’s Creed” title.

Over at the Ubisoft Blog, the developer has stated that it will be taking the remaining months of the year to step back from the franchise and see how it can grow into the “Assassin’s Creed” that players have come to expect.

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“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 experience that make history everyone’s playground,” said the developer over at UbiBlog.

The developer has also pinpointed “Assassin’s Creed Unity” as the start of their reexamination and learning about the game. For fans who have been playing the predecessors of the franchise, it is not a surprise, since “Assassin’s Creed Unity” has received much flak for all the bugs that it has caused the game.

With the succeeding “Assassin’s Creed” titles, Ubisoft is looking improving the development process. According to the developer, this is the way to go back to the premier open-world approach, and ensure that the mechanics of the game will be one to deliver great gameplay experiences for fans.

Sadly, “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate” did not do as well as the company had expected, despite using the new approach of brother and sister in its main story. Venture Beat reported that Ubisoft’s expected US$681 million (approx. AU$958 million) was not met, as the third fiscal quarter only got US$638 million (approx. AU$897 million).

Moreover, the company had pinpointed “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate” to be the reason for this. Ubisoft had also revealed that the latest title had a launch that was slower than anticipated, something that was partly attributed to other competing games.

Interestingly, however, other titles from Ubisoft, such as “Rainbow Six: Siege” had better records in terms of player engagement thanks to its multiplayer mode. This could signal that Ubisoft’s move to postpone an “Assassin’s Creed” release this year may be the best way to handle the situation. Having the team regroup to find what could be done to improve the AC franchise and bring it back to its glory days may help ramp up the next title.

"Assassin's Creed Syndicate" trailer (Credit: YouTube/Ubisoft)