It is pretty much set in stone now that the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Rift game is set in Baghdad. We have already reported on this countless time now after insiders who are close to the project revealed details regarding the game’s plot. Another media outlet has now added even more information to the rumour mill after rumours of an Aztec setting started to gain traction online.
First off, there’s no solid evidence that either Assassin’s Creed Rift or Infinity have any tie-ins to an Aztec setting. Bloomberg reports that what we have heard about Rift so far is true. The game is set in Baghdad. Bloomberg also says that while Rift is set in Baghdad, Assassin’s Creed Infinity will include a bunch of different games/experiences/biomes/whateve you want to call them. However, neither of the two games are Aztec at all.
Bloomberg is trying to clear up these Aztec rumours after someone online claimed that Ubisoft was working on an Aztec-focused Assassin’s Creed game. However, that is not the case.
While it is not officially confirmed yet, we have heard countless times now that Ubisoft is working on two new games. One is the Assassin’s Creed Rift game. This is planned as a smaller-scale stealth-focused entry set in Baghdad and targeting a late 2022 or early 2023 release. The second game is Assassin’s Creed Infinity which is a live-service game built by both Ubisoft Motreal and Ubisoft Quebec.
Infinity aims to be an ever-changing game with new stories, characters and locations added to the experience over the years ahead. Ubisoft is set to announce both of these new games at its Ubisoft Forward event in September.