Ubisoft is still keeping a pretty tight lid on the future of its Assassin’s Creed franchise, and will likely reveal what’s (officially) happening with it by the time the Electronic Entertainment Expo rolls around in June. But, for the time being, little bits of information continue to slip out about the forthcoming sequel, including a possible release date.
A Swiss retailer by the name of WOG recently posted a product page for the yet-unconfirmed Assassin’s Creed: Empire, and while there are no screenshots, product details or any other information to go off of, there appears to be some form of release date: Q4 2017.
This would make sense, as previous Assassin’s Creed games have released around the same time. Titles like Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate have released around the holiday period, so seeing Empire make its way around October or November time – with the holiday rush and all – wouldn’t be out of the question.
Ubisoft had no comment on the matter, since it hasn’t even revealed the existence of Empire yet – there’s not even a confirmed return of the franchise, which has been technically on hiatus since Syndicate came out in 2015 (though we did get an Ezio Collection to tide us over, which also came out during the month of November). Ubisoft opted to take a break on the franchise when fans accused it of getting to the point of over-saturation, even though the first film based on the series came out last year.
Assassin’s Creed: Empire has been gaining buzz since its potential reveal earlier in the year, with news that it could even come to the Nintendo Switch, along with traditional platforms. Ubisoft has been an early supporter of Nintendo’s new hardware, with games like Just Dance 2017 (which was a launch title) and the forthcoming Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition and Steep, both of which will release over the next few months. So, obviously, Creed would fit right into the line-up.
We’ll keep you informed as to when Ubisoft finally does lift the veil off of its newest Assassin’s Creed adventure, which, again, will likely be in a few months. In the meantime, hey, you’ve always got Ezio Collection…