Last September, Ubisoft blew the lid open on several new Assassin’s Creed games. We know of five new games, including Mirage, Red, Hexe and Jade as well as a planned multiplayer game called Project Invictus. A VR title codenamed Project Nexus is also rumoured to be announced at E3 this year. However, a new report suggests that four more Assassin’s Creed games are also in development at Ubisoft, bringing the total number to ten projects.
According to sources close to Insider Gaming, three more fully-fledged Assassin’s Creed titles are currently in the conceptual and prototype phases at Ubusoft. Codenamed Nebula, Raid and Echoes, each game is apparently being developed by different studios and will have “vastly different playstyles from its predecessors.” Additionally, Nexus 2 is already being discussed internally, according to the report.
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Ubisoft Sofia, best known for co-developing Assassin’s Creed Rogue, has pitched Project Nebula – an Assassin’s Creed game with three different settings believed to be India, the Aztec Empire and the Mediterranean.
Ubisoft Chengdu pitched Project Raid, a free-to-play 4-player co-op game that will be PvE. The game’s characters will all be from the Assassin’s Creed universe.
Finally, Ubisoft Annency, best known for the multiplayer segments of the franchise including Splinter Cell as well as co-developing The Division 2, pitched Project Echoes, which has been described as a multiplayer title that will use Ubisoft Scalar technology.
Insider Gaming’s sources also suggest that the series will be going back to its regular annual release cycle with each entry being vastly different from past games. Assassin’s Creed Mirage is expected to release in August this year with Nexus arriving later in the year. Although no release dates were mentioned, Project Red is expected to release in 2024, Project Invictus in 2025 and Project Hexe in 2026.
The site’s sources also claimed that Project Red, the Assassin’s Creed game set in feudal Japan, is in good shape and will feature two playable characters with a strong focus on stealth.
As with all rumours and reports, take this with a pinch of salt for now until Ubisoft officially confirms the news.
Source: Insider Gaming