Details have been revealed on 4chan about the upcoming Assassin’s Creed, and there may be some change. Or not.
As we know, each new Assassin’s Creed game, with a few exceptions, transports us to a new place and a new era. The saga notably took us to Israel at the time of the Crusades, to Italy during the Renaissance, or even to Paris during the French Revolution. With each new opus, one wonders what will be the geographical and historical environment of the next one. And precisely, new information has leaked as to the release date of the new opus, but also the place and time chosen by Ubisoft.
Assassin’s Creed “Tournament”, a shift towards multiplayer?
Leaks are almost a custom for Ubisoft games. Until recently, the release date of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla had leaked before the event of Ubisoft. Today, a new indiscretion coming from 4chan and relayed by Reddit suggests that the new Assassin’s Creed will be released in 2021. It could, however, be postponed due to the global pandemic. It would be developed by Ubisoft Sofia in Bulgaria, which would be a significant change. Indeed, Assassin’s Creed games are generally developed mainly by Ubisoft Montreal. The project would have the codename Assassin’s Creed Tournament.
The game is said to be set during the 100 Years War that took place in Europe in the Middle Ages. On the gameplay side, we would be entitled to castle sieges, jousting, and arena fights. The gameplay description looks like what was offered in Valhalla. However, as the game would not be developed by Ubisoft Montreal, the concept may be different from what is normally offered by Assassin’s Creed.
The description of the game and the code name “Tournament” are reminiscent of a possible PvP orientation. Could it be that Ubisoft is preparing some kind of multiplayer oriented spin-off? Remember that Ubisoft Sofia has already participated in the development of some games in the series. Including Assassin’s Creed Rogue and Black Flag, very popular with fans. On the other hand, the studio has a priori no experience in multiplayer games. The usual track of a solo Assassin’s Creed therefore remains the most plausible.
Assassin’s Creed, a video game series with remarkable longevity
Since the first Assassin’s Creed, released in 2007 on PS3 and Xbox 360, Ubisoft’s video game series has evolved considerably. From an action-infiltration-oriented style, the series took a turn with the release of Assassin’s Creed Origins. For the latter, Ubisoft reoriented its style towards Action / RPG, believing that the series was in decline. A turn that obviously divided the players. Subsequently, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, set in Ancient Greece, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, in Nordic culture, continued to follow this path. In the end, this change of direction paid off, giving the series a second wind.
Ubisoft’s series has been a resounding success since its inception, despite some running out of steam which has been handled fairly well. The series remains criticized for its lack of innovation and its very generic side, but the commercial success is still there. The Assassin’s Creed saga even goes beyond video games. A series of comics is particularly dedicated to him, and a series is being prepared on Netflix, and should also arrive very soon on our screens.
Source : screenrant.com