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Assassin's Creed has been an annualised franchise for quite some time. Over the years, we've gotten used to the typical pre-release build up as we near the wintry months when Ubisoft's series usually deploys its mainline entries - but as you may already know, that's not actually happening in 2016.

Indeed, you're going to have to wait a bit longer for the next instalment of Assassins versus Templars, but many, including ourselves, feel that this is probably a good thing. It's safe to say that the property's annual release schedule has dulled its once sharp blade to a large extent, with most recent main entries Assassin's Creed Unity and Assassin's Creed Syndicate failing to really nail their targets.

And it seems that publisher Ubisoft agrees. Speaking during the company's latest investor meeting, CEO Yves Guillemot stated that the series isn't tied to an existence as an annual event. "The goal is not automatically to come back on annual cycle but to come on a regular basis," he said, hinting that the publisher won't necessarily push out future games year after year.

Again, this sounds good from where we're sitting. At their core, Assassin's Creed titles have always been pretty solid, enjoyable open world romps, but there's no question that the series could do with a bit of a break in order to shake things up and hopefully make a triumphant return.

Do you agree, or are you a fan of having a new Assassin's Creed game to dig into every year? Give it a rest in the comments section below.