According to Kotaku, next year’s Assassin’s Creed game will take place in jolly old London. Going off a seven minute “Target-Gameplay Footage” video that was leaked to the publication, we now know that we will be skulking about in a setting many AC fans have wanted for years. Looking at the screenshots of the game in development at Ubisoft Quebec, it seems the new title, Assassin’s Creed Victory uses the same Anvil Engine that powers the beautiful, if technically flawed Assassin’s Creed Unity. According to the report, this game is due out “Fall 2015”, which going off previous AC release dates, I think we can assume this means late October/ early to mid November.
Featuring new gameplay mechanics such as fighting on moving vehicles, and what appears to be a grappling hook, it seems to be more of what we expect from AC games, which depending on your view of the series, could be a good or bad thing. While I have stopped playing AC Unity due to the technical problems, I plan on picking it up again once Ubisoft smooths out the issues. So to that end, if they are able to put out a stable game, set in this period, I will most likely enjoy it very very much.
After Kotaku broke this story, Ubisoft sent out a statement to various publications (One of which NOT being Kotaku), confirming the game’s existence, and their profound disappointment that the details were leaked. The statement below was copied from Game Informer:
It is always unfortunate when internal assets, not intended for public consumption, are leaked. And, while we certainly welcome anticipation for all of our upcoming titles, we’re disappointed for our fans, and our development team, that this conceptual asset is now public.
The team in our Quebec studio has been hard at work on the particular game in question for the past few years, and we’re excited to officially unveil what the studio has been working on at a later date. In the meantime, our number one priority is enhancing the experience of Assassin’s Creed Unity for players.