Ubisoft has confirmed that there will be no main title release in the Assassin's Creed franchise in 2016. Previously, this news came about as a rumour on 4chan and was backed up by Kotaku who claimed to have sources corroborating this story. The team will be taking the year of to reinvent the series and deliver a great open world experience for 2017. The previous rumour claimed that the next title is codenamed Empire and will be set at the time of Ancient Egypt.
In the meantime, the Assassin's Creed film will debut on December 21, 2016, and there will be two comic series running throughout the rest of 2016 called Assassin's Creed and Templars. 2016 will also see the release of the iOS game Assassin's Creed: Identity.