Rumors popped up yesterday on 4chan claiming Ubisoft may not release a core Assassin’s Creed title in 2016, instead launching a game based in Egypt in 2017.

In a Kotaku post, Jason Schreier has reported that “everything he wrote matches” what Schreier has previously heard from his own sources.

Several additional tidbits were listed by the 4chan poster, including that the game may take place before the Assassin and Templar organizations existed. A complete rundown of the posts can be found archived on NeoGAF.

Kotaku went on to report that Watch Dogs 2 will release this year and may occupy the traditional fall lineup spot typically allotted to Assassin’s Creed.

According to IGN, Ubisoft chose not to comment regarding the matter.

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Ubisoft has released a main entry to the Assassin’s Creed series every year since 2009’s Assassin’s Creed II.

If yesterday’s rumblings are in fact true, fans of the franchise still have a pair of games to anticipate in 2016. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India launches on January 12, and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia is slated for February 9.

Would you be happy to see Assassin’s Creed taking a break or would you miss the yearly release? Let us know in the comments below!