A new, fairly believable leak suggests the next Assassin’s Creed will take place in a fan-desired location.
Assassin’s Creed will celebrate its 15th anniversary this year, though it’s not all good news. The community celebrated with various online posts, while Ubisoft announced that some older games would be discontinuing online services. It’s a mix of information to varying degrees, but Ubisoft is set to turn its back on the past and reveal the future of the franchise in September.
Before that, there were about four rumored projects, reported to be in development. There’s Assassin’s Creed Infinity – a confirmed live service project in development; Assassin’s Creed Nexus – a VR game reportedly also in development; Assassin’s Creed Rift – a smaller game with Basim, said to be in development; there are also rumors of an AC1 remake. However, the latest rumor may mislead what fans think is emerging at Ubisoft.
Jeremy Penter, aka ACG, made a quick and simple post saying that the next Assassin’s Creed game “will be in the Aztecs”. It’s short and to the point, and while all the rumors and leaks may not be worth worrying about, the ACG has been true to Ubisoft projects in the past, such as Far Cry Primal. But without more context, it’s hard to see how this fits into the grand scheme of things.
On the one hand, it should be noted that the Aztecs, the city of Tenochtitlan, and Mesoamerica in general were fan favorites for many years. It’s a Japanese Assassin’s Creed game with fans’ hopes and wishes in mind, so it’s possible this is just an extension to that, depending on how ACG gets this information. On the other hand, if this information is accurate, it could seriously change what fans think of Ubisoft, as the keyword here is “next”.
It is possible that AC Infinity came out earlier than expected and this Aztec setting was part of its launch. However, given what little is known about the project, it seems unlikely. Many believe that Assassin’s Creed Rift will be the next project, but it is said to star Basim and set in Baghdad. In theory, this could mean this is the next open-world Assassin’s Creed game, and there seems to be another project that no one knows is in development.
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