For the first time in several years, Ubisoft has decided to withhold publication of a new annual installment of Assassin’s Creed. The franchise has experienced a slight drop in sales in the last period, so the French company has thought well to review and renew its title, the first to propose it.
Certainly the absence of Assassin’s Creed is important for its market, but Ubisoft is confident that Watch Dogs 2 will compensate for its no-show. “Assassin’s Creed has been a fantastic seller for Ubisoft and really important to the market every year, but make no mistake, Watch Dogs 2 will certainly fill the gap this year,” these are the words of the sales director of Ubisoft UK, Darenn Bowe, who spoke on MCV UK.
“We are very fortunate to have such a strong and varied line-up so we don’t have to rely just one franchise. Following Watch Dogs 2, we also have Steep launching at the start of December along with strong back catalogue sales on Tom Clancy’s The Division and Far Cry Primal which have been two of the biggest launches so far this year.”
Although there will be an entirely new chapter, we remember that the arrival of Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection is set to release on 17 November.
What do you think of these statements? Do you believe that Ubisoft can really compensate for the absence of a heavy name as Assassin’s Creed with its current lineup? Let us know in the comment section below.