The next Assassin’s Creed is codenamed “Empire“, and will be set in ancient Egypt according to the report. Ubisoft was disappointed by the reaction to Unity, and while Syndicate got a much better response, it seems like the company still wants to take a breather. The 4chan poster claims that this will be the start of a new trilogy in-universe, focusing on a slave who escapes Egyptian control and will eventually make his way to Rome or Greece.
Kotaku made a note that not only is the Assassin’s Creed movie set to launch in December, and that there are two Assassin’s Creed sidescrollers due in the coming months, but a domain was filed for an AC collection, which will tide over anyone who needs their dose for the year.
At the end of the article, Jason Schreier notes that Watch_Dogs 2 may be releasing at the end of the year, and that it’s set in San Fransisco. Perhaps Ubisoft will be alternating between Assassin’s and Watch_Dogs every year to slow fatigue and allow for innovation? Let’s hope so.