During the Assassin’s Creed 15th Anniversary Celebration event last night, Ubisoft shared the exciting news that the studio will unveil the future of the series in September. Starting from today, the 12-week celebration of the series is now underway with events taking place across social media and game updates planned for Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Valhalla. The 12-week-long event will then end in September before the unveiling.
During the event, franchise community developer Alice Terret confirmed that the next instalment in the Assassin’s Creed series will debut in September. She said “Join us this September as we unveil the future of Assassin’s Creed during a very special event. We can’t wait to show you what’s in store.”
While Ubisoft has yet to share any details on the next Assassin’s Creed game, there are currently two known projects in development at its studios. One is Assassin’s Creed: Rift which is reportedly a small-scale story-driven game with a heavy focus on stealth. According to leaks, the game is set in 900AD in Bahgdad and will follow players as they explore a new character across smaller connected game hubs.
Reports claim that Rift was originally meant to be DLC for Valhalla but Ubisoft decided to turn it into a standalone game. Assassin’s Creed: Rift is reportedly set to launch as a tie-over for Assassin’s Creed: Infinity, Ubisoft’s biggest and most ambitious game in the series.
It is claimed that Assassin’s Creed: Infinity will be a massive online game with live-service elements set across multiple historical periods. Little is known about the game at this point other than Ubisoft’s MMO-like focus for the title.
September’s Assassin’s Creed event will most likely play host to both games. While Ubisoft won’t release Infinity until late in 2023, the company will probably showcase the game for the first time. As for Rift, expect a full unveiling ahead of its reported early 2023 release window.