Ubisoft has no Assassin’s Creed video game coming out this year. Usually, the company would have a new game in the franchise ready for a yearly release, but such is not the case for 2016.
With this being the case, Ubisoft has decided to launch the Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection. The collection comes with Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and finally, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. These games will be released for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 15, 2016.
According to Ubisoft, the games only have the single-player component along with the add-ons/ There’s no multiplayer option here, but that shouldn’t be a huge issue seeing as the games are old and the multiplayer was never that interesting in the first place.
The reason for the omission of the multiplayer is because Ubisoft believes the multiplayer mode in these games were not fully featured and lacked polish. The title that truly brought home the multiplayer ability full force, is Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag.
This isn’t the first time Ubisoft has done something like this. The company released the Ezio trilogy for the PlayStation 3 in the past. We’re not surprised to see Ubisoft doing a similar thing once again due to a large number of games that were remastered since the release of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The thing is, these remasters need to have something interesting about them to warrant a purchase. So far, we know of nothing unique about the games, so color us, skeptic.
It should also be noted that Assassin’s Creed 2 is available right now for the Xbox One via backward compatibility. So right away Xbox One owners have a slight reason not to invest their money and cash into this collection.
What’s odd here is the fact that Ubisoft is releasing the Ezio Collection alongside Watchdogs 2. The company did a similar thing back in 2011 when Rayman Origins was released on the same day as Assassin’s Creed Revelations.
As expected, Rayman Origins didn’t perform well, and we believe the same will happen here with Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection.
For those fans of the franchise looking for some Assassin’s Creed fix this year, it’s a clear a video game won’t be satisfying your hunger. However, what about a movie? The Assassin’s Creed film is set to hit theaters later this year with Michael Fassbender in the leading role.
The movie from what we have seen in the trailers look good, but only time will tell if critics will feel the same.