We know Ubisoft is working on two new Assassin’s Creed games at the moment. One is the live-service, ever-expanding game that will mark the biggest leap in the series to date, Assassin’s Creed: Infinity. The other is a so-called “smaller” game which is reportedly tied into Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. This smaller game is codenamed “Rift“. From what we have heard, Ubisoft is taking a different approach to this game.
Originally, Assassin’s Creed Rift was meant to be DLC for Valhalla but Ubisoft decided to turn it into a standalone game that will tide gamers over until the launch of Infinity. New details on Assassin’s Creed Rift have reportedly leaked online but like all rumours, take this with a pinch of salt for now.
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A list of game details has come to light in regards to this new Assassin’s Creed game. According to the leak, the game takes place in 900AD in Baghdad. It was originally meant to star Basim from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. However, the report claims that is no longer the case. Ubisoft has decided to go with a new protagonist for the game.
Assassin’s Creed Rift is also going to be a callback to older games in the series. Players won’t explore a giant open world. Instead, the game is tied together by smaller hubs each with its own unique biomes. It will also focus more on the classic parkour system we saw in Unity.
The report claims that Assassin’s Creed Rift is now a full AAA game led by Ubisoft Sofia and Ubisoft Toronto. The game is set for a reveal during the Xbox showcase event next month and will be fully showcased during Ubisoft Forward in July.
As for Assassin’s Creed Infinity, the game has been delayed internally from its original 2023 release date into 2024. However, Ubisoft is also working on the Assassin’s Creed 1 remake which will now slot into Infinity’s original 2023 release date.
As I mentioned before, take this with a pinch of salt. While this is not the first time we have heard about Rift or Infinity all details are unconfirmed until Ubisoft actually announces anything.