Ubisoft Planning More Traditional Assassin’s Creed Game, Reports Suggest

Assassin's Creed game may be returning later this year with a smaller title, according to a report from Bloomberg. The new game will focus heavily on stealth gameplay, returning to the game's routes. The last few iterations of Assassin's Creed have been open-world RPG's.

Ubisoft Planning More Traditional Assassin's Creed Game, Reports Suggest

A new Assassin’s Creed game focused on “stealth gameplay” will release in late 2022 or 2023, according to a Bloomberg report. Ubisoft had planned to make the now standalone game an expansion to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, with plans changing last year.

The game is code-named ‘Rift’ and will star popular assassin Basim from Valhalla. Rift will reportedly be smaller in scope, and not feature a massive open-world as compared to more recent Assassin’s Creed titles. No suggestions were given on who would be developing this next title. Recently, the main developers of the franchise have been Montréal (Valhalla) and Québec (Odyssey). 

This smaller spin-off Assassin’s Creed title will reportedly launch before the ambitious Assassin’s Creed Infinity. Infinity was officially announced by Ubisoft last year, it will feature multiple historical time periods in a planned online service game.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla launched alongside the PS5, Xbox Series X & S in 2020. To date, the franchise has sold over 155 million units since its inception in 2007. The original stealth adventure was originally an annualised franchise until it took a year off in 2016 between Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Origins.   

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