We are only three months into 2021 and fans of the Assassin’s Creed series are already going to some great lengths to come up with all sorts of rumours for the next instalment in the series. While there’s very little solid information around to confirm the setting and direction, most of these rumours all have one thing in common – they all talk about knighthood.
According to multiple sources which I have been following since as early as January, Ubisoft won’t release a new Assassin’s Creed this year. Due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, the studio has been forced to delay the project into 2022. However, the game will take place in the early part of the 100-year war and players will take on the role of a knight and follow King Richard II and King Phillip VI.
For those who don’t know, the Hundred Year’s War took place between 1337 to 1453. It was a series of conflicts in Western Europe which affected countries like France and Great Britain.
Rumours also claim that due to the game’s historic setting, the original Assassin’s Creed protagonist, Altair will make an appearance in the game. This means the story and characters will be heavily tied to the original Order of the Templars.
There’s also talk about Nicholas Flamel replacing the Leonardo da Vinci character as he plays a major role in the game’s new “alchemy” system. This new mechanic will see players craft special abilities like magic and potions for combat and exploration.
The game is being described as a “budget” game is compared to other Assassin’s Creed titles. Multiple sources say that Assassin’s Creed 2022 is going to be much smaller and span across a multitude of open-world hubs including Normandy, a city named Ragusa, Vienna, Jerusalem and Constantinople.
As for the modern-day setting, rumours claim that Assassin’s Creed 2022 will have a portion of the game dedicated to the war between Isu and the humans. Ubisoft Sofia is currently working on the title. The studio previously worked on Origins, Rogue, Black Flag and Liberation.
As all rumours go, take this with a pinch of salt. It is hard to believe all of this is true but at the same time, multiple sources have mentioned the game revolving around knighthood and set in the early 1330s. Until we get any sort of confirmation from Ubisoft, which will not happen anytime soon, just take this as it is.
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