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Assassin's Creed may not return to 2017, will be set in Egypt - Report

There will be no new game in the Assassin's Creed series this year, with Watch Dogs 2 taking its place, that's according to a new report which suggests the series won't return until 2017.

According to the 4Chan rumours and a Kotaku report citing multiple anonymous sources, the next Assassin’s Creed will be subject to a major overhaul and when it returns in 2017 will find itself set in Ancient Egypt. To fill the gap, Kotaku suggests that Watch Dogs 2 may release in 2016.

While there is not a lot of details on Watch Dogs 2, it is said that the 2017 Assassin's Creed game will have a "Witcher feel”, with player progression and a freeform combat system. The game is also said to be "extremely colourful, with little parkour and climbing in the landscapes between villages." It’s also said that it will be three times the size of Black Flag.

Apparently players will be able to use both horses and ships to travel around, although there will be no naval combat. The main character is also said to be a former slave who doesn't say a lot, although there will be a big plot.

These are all rumours of course, but it does seem likely that Assassin's Creed is due for a major overhaul as the series has been getting a bit tired of late.

Would you like to see a new Assassin's Creed arrive in 2017? Would you be happy with the Egypt setting and are you pleased that Watch Dogs 2 could arrive this year instead?

Let us know your thoughts below.

Edited On 05 Jan, 2016

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FeedTheOcelot 1 year ago
I'll be glad to wait for it if it means we get a bit of quality this time round, the AC series has just been going downhill since AC2 in my opinion. I hope they make the next one more like the first game.
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Turniplord 1 year ago
i don't like/trust Kotaku so i'll believe it when Ubi announce it cos Egypt is what a boss at Ubi said he wanted to see before he left if i remember correctly. Plus u cant trust 4chan
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SilverShane 1 year ago
Well I think syndicate has been one of the best in series behind all of ezios games of course black flag too was brilliant
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Lawler_1093 1 year ago
Not believing anything until I see it from ubisoft.
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Turniplord 1 year ago
who will be the person you are getting revenge against in WatchDogs 2? your 2nd cousin twice removed who appears for 2 frames of the cutscene - rather than the 4 frames your Niece was in in the frist one :P
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Neil 1 year ago
Oh 4Chan, that highly reliable non trolling section of the interweb!

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