Big news Assassin's Creed fans! Thanks to the eagle-eyed users of video game forum NeoGAF (specifically user ekim, who made the original post), it seems publisher Ubisoft is looking to bring back some older Assassin's Creed games. This is all rumor and speculation, but it's based off the fact Ubisoft has registered a new website domain: assassinscreedcollection.com.
While the website isn't active yet, it does seem to paint the picture that Ubisoft is planning on releasing a collection of older Assassin's Creed games. This isn't too shocking, as we have seen collections of other older games for quite some time now, including the Uncharted series and all of Rare Replay. Obviously nothing has been announced, but it's probably safe to assume an Assassin's Creed Collection would include the first Assassin's Creed and probably also include all three games of the Ezio trilogy.
While a collection of Assassin's Creed games isn't too shocking, what it could mean for the franchise is. If Ubisoft takes the time to really shine up the first few Assassin's Creed games for Xbox One and PS4 (and possibly PC), that means they will not be spending as much time on making a new Assassin's Creed game. This means that 2016 could possibly only see a release of the Assassin's Creed Collection, with no new entries in the franchise.
Frankly, this is what Ubisoft needs. The Assassin's Creed franchise has really started spiraling away from fans, as evidenced by the lackluster launches of both Assassin's Creed Syndicate and Assassin's Creed Unity. There has also been a huge lack of narrative cohesion, especially with the Desmond Miles story having ended. A year-long break could really help the developers settle down and figure out how they want the franchise to play out moving forward.
Of course, it should again be noted that all of this is just speculation. We've seen Ubisoft release two Assassin's Creed games in a year before (with Unity and Assassin's Creed Rogue) so it isn't out of the realm of possibility this collection and a new Assassin's Creed game could be released in 2016.
So what do you think? Are you interested in a potential Assassin's Creed Collection coming to PS4 and Xbox One? Are you more interested in a new Assassin's Creed game instead of remasters? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.