New Assassin's Creed Game Details Tease Valhalla Sequel
Although they seem to get increasingly sporadic, there are a few gaming franchises you can really rely on in terms of releasing regular entries. Assassin's Creed is right up there with Activision's Call of Duty and rival Ubisoft series Far Cry, and while AC isn't quite on the level of the CodVerse churning them out, it's a staple of the stealth scene as we wait for news on a new Assassin's Creed game.
Assassin's Creed has had something of a return to form in the wake of 2017's Origins, with that success continuing into 2020's Valhalla. That story is pretty much finished thanks to the God of War-inspired Dawn of Ragnarok DLC, so all eyes are on what's next.
What's The New Assassin's Creed Game?
Posting on the franchise's subreddit, a sketchy leak reveals the new Assassin's Creed game and a tonne of details. Namely, the game will be set in a post-Valhalla world - taking the action to 900 AD. It will apparently be split between Ubisoft Sofia and Ubisoft Toronto, with other support studios making it a group affair.
The story will reportedly take place in Baghdad but won't feature Valhalla's Basim as the main protagonist. Given Basim's introduction in Valhalla and role as a major part of the story, many assumed he'd be back for more. Still, knowing how the AC universe likes to expand with a colourful crop of rogues, we're excited to meet someone new.
There's a tentative title of Assassin's Creed: Rift and claims the map will be on a much smaller scale than Valhalla's, comparing it to Havana from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. The most interesting bit is that the Baghdad-set Rift apparently started out as a DLC that has since boomed into a full-blown AAA title.
What Else Do We Know About The New Assassin's Creed Game?
If an info dump on Assassin's Creed: Rift wasn't enough for you, how about more from the wider world? The leak claims that the mysterious Assassin's Creed Infinity has been pushed from a proposed 2023 release to 2024. Finally, remake fans rejoice, as you could be getting a new-gen version of the OG Assassin's Creed for a whole new way to play as Desmond Miles.
We know we say take things with a pinch of salt a lot, but this deserves a mountain. Safe to say, the OP has been torn to shreds in the replies, with some saying they've just collated a load of rumours and claimed them for themselves. Added to this, there appears to be no actual source, so we'll brand this one with a healthy dose of scepticism. Still, with an animus-shaped hole in our lives, we're bound to learn about the new Assassin's Creed game pretty soon.