After Assassin’s Creed:Unity turned out to be one of the worst AAA releases of this year, details of Ubisoft’s next major release are already being leaked. Kotaku learnt that the next title will be set in London, in the 19th Century, putting it almost certainly in, or after, the start of the Industrial Revolution, and is either codenamed or called “Victory”, after early information about the game was leaked.
Since then Ubisoft has officially confirmed that the leak is true, in the following statement they released to PC Gamer:
“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.”
I’ve personally always wanted a more modern Assassin’s Creed, but that’s simply because I’m not a great fan of historical games. However, moving into a more bustling and connected world, with industry and transport, could lead to the change up in the combat, pace, and feel of the game that many have felt is something the series has needed for a while now. One things for sure though, the game will have to be very good on its launch next year if Ubisoft want it to sell well, as for many, Unity was the final blow in a long line of poor releases from Ubisoft.
But what do you think? A great concept and what Assassin’s Creed needs to get it back on the right track? Or too little too late from Ubisoft? Let us know.