The next Assassin’s Creed title is coming along nicely according to Ubisoft, but the publisher still refuses to commit to a launch year for the game.
During Ubisoft’s recent earnings call, CEO Yves Guillemot claimed that the game’s development is progressing, but wouldn’t give any details outside of that.
“We can’t say much about that yet. We are working hard on this game and it will be launched when ready,” Guillemot said.
CFO Alain Martinez added, “It’s a great game. I’ve seen it. It’s looking good.”
This is the first year since 2008 in which Ubisoft has not released a mainline Assassin’s Creed game. Many expected Ubisoft to take a single year off, but Guillemot’s comments echo a September statement from the company’s VP of editorial, Tommy François, in which he said the next Assassin’s Creed might miss 2017, too.
Based on a recent leak showing an in-game menu, the next title is believed to be set in ancient Egypt and codenamed Empire.
Ubisoft also used the earnings call to talk Watch Dogs 2 and the open-world game’s unimpressive pre-order numbers.
“The preorders are not as high as we thought they could be but we feel like the experience is a fantastic experience so we feel it can do extremely well,” Guillemot said.
Watch Dogs 2 is launching November 15th on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a PC release coming November 29th.