The next Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry games might be further away than we think

After years of criticism for annualizing franchises, we were surprised when news leaked that Assassin’s Creed wouldn’t be seeing light this fall. It seems Ubisoft has truly taken that criticism to heart, as their historical stabbing simulator may not even see light on 2017, either.

CEO Yves Guillemot said when speaking to Gamespot earlier this week that the game will “be back when it’s ready. That’s when we feel we have something there,” and Ubisoft’s VP of editorial, Tommy François echoed that today talking to IGN.

“I’ll tell you what. We believe alpha for these games needs to be one year before release,” he said.

“I don’t even know if I’m allowed to say this. This is the goal we’re going for: alpha one year before, more quality, more polish,” he continued. “So if this means biting the [bullet] and not having an Assassin’s game, or a Far Cry [in 2017], f*** it.”

This is the first mention of Far Cry taking a break. François said that the series is “only going up in sales.” If people perceive skipping a year as a marketing decision, François is okay with that.

“I just want people to fall in love when people try the next iteration of one of those two brands,” he said.

So, Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One… eventually. We’re looking forward to seeing where Ubisoft takes two of their biggest properties next.

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