Depending on how much stock you place in online leaks, the details surrounding the next Assassin's Creed outing may have been released.
A post on the Reddit thread 'GamingLeaksAndRumours' earlier this week shared some details relating to a new outing for the Assassin's Creed franchise.
The TLDR from this post explains that the next game will release in early 2022 and be a 'Budget' title set in France during the 100 years war.
The original source of the info comes from 4chan, which you can read just below:
"France. AC is coming in early 2022 (Fiscal year 2021) set during 100 years war and will be a dark fantasy take on the setting. Massive battles and huge castles and shit. Darkest and grittiest AC yet. Sieges from valhalla are completely overhauled as is stealth and freerun. Game was internally delayed due to covid but is smaller than the past few games. It’s a budget title by Toronto and meant to hold over until China in 2023."
As we mention, how much you believe the rumours depends a lot in how much stock you place in online leaks and rumours.
Though it's worth mentioning that it wouldn't be the first time key details surrounding Assassin's Creed games have leaked online years and months before the game would be released. Or equally, rumours which appear first on 4chan.
There's been plenty of buzz around a China/Japan setting for the series, but this is the first time we can recall seeing news regarding anything set during the 100 year war.
At this stage, we'd take it with a pretty big dump truck worth of salt, not least given the plans Ubisoft has shared regarding Assassin's Creed Valhalla.
For those who dont know, Valhalla has already outlined it's post-launch DLC and the second big content drop is set in Paris.
According to Ubi 'The Siege of Paris' dlc will arrive summer 2021 and focus on a key moment in Viking history while concluding the legacy of Eivor's clan.
Would Ubi time-hop 500-600 years after Valhalla for a game set in France as the next big title?
It seems unlikely.
For now though, watch this space, as I'm sure it won't be the last time we hear about what's next in this massive global franchise.
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