According to sources at Insider Gaming, Ubisoft seems to be going all out when it comes to developing new Assassin’s Creed games. In addition to some new projects that were officially confirmed last year, three more games are said to have entered production at Ubisoft.
In September 2022, Ubisoft outlined the future of the Assassin’s Creed franchise and officially confirmed that four new titles are in development, including Assassin’s Creed Mirage and three other projects codenamed Red, Hexe, and Jade. A month later, confirmation of the multiplayer Project Invictus demo followed. There’s also a VR spin-off Project Nexus, which hasn’t been announced yet. In the meantime, it is expected in the context of this year’s E3.
Three AC games and a yearly release cycle
As Insider Gaming, and especially author and leaker Tom Henderson, claim to have learned from their sources, in addition to the aforementioned projects, three more full-fledged Assassin’s Creed games at Ubisoft are on the to-do list that are in the concept and prototype stage. These are the projects that are being developed by three different Ubisoft studios and are also said to be fundamentally different from each other. Here is a list of rumored Assassin’s Creed titles:
- Nebula Project – Developed by Ubisoft Sofia, known for co-development of Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation and Assassin’s Creed Rogue. In this game, the locations are said to be in India, the Aztec Empire, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- Pilot project – Developed by Ubisoft Chengdu and intended to be a free-to-play four-player co-op title that will feature PvE. The playable characters are said to come from the Assassin’s Creed universe.
- Project echoes – Developed by Ubisoft Annecy, known for developing multiplayer elements from Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell, and co-development of The Division 2 with Massive Entertainment. Project Echoes is described as a multiplayer title that is said to use Ubisoft’s Scalar technology.
According to Insider Gaming, a successor to Project Nexus is also being discussed. According to the current situation, a total of ten Assassin’s Creed-related projects are said to be under development or planning at Ubisoft. Sources are also said to indicate that Assassin’s Creed will return to its year-long release cycle. Mirage is scheduled to launch around August this year, followed by Nexus shortly thereafter in the same year.
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Then it should continue with said cadence, codenamed Red 2024, Invictus 2025, and codenamed Hexe 2026. However, these dates are by no means certain and could still be pushed back. The newly emerged and rumored three project releases shouldn’t be on the horizon in the next few years. Insider Gaming finally reports that Codename Red is doing really well. According to the sources, the title will feature two playable characters and will focus heavily on stealth.
Source: via Games Insiders
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