Introducing a new Assassin’s Creed game into the world has become a bit of an annual ritual in Videogameland - a bit like Christmas or new year or January the 5th, when you take down your tree and have to vacuum the entire house because *sigh* your girlfriend insisted you get a real tree this year. Besides 2008, we’ve seen a new AssCreed each and every year since the series' release, but, if rumours are to be believed, 2016 will miss out.
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Yes, if rumours are to be believed, the next Assassin’s Creed will land in 2017, will be made by the Black Flag team, will be set in Ancient Egypt and will be resonant of The Witcher series with sophisticated combat and a player progression system. This handy rundown of information came courtesy of an anonymous 4chan user (via NeoGaf), but before you fold your arms and roll your eyes, he or she claims to be a developer on the game and a source close to Kotaku echoed a similar line. Tenuous, yes, but quite interesting nonetheless.
“There won't be an AC in 2016,” reads the post on 4chan. “You may screencap this and refer to it when nothing is shown in E3 2016. You'll have to wait until 2017 for it. The reason: it will be a complete revamp of the series. The game is going for a Witcher feel, with player progression, freeform combat system. It's made by the Black Flag team.”
It’ll also be set, apparently, in Ancient Egypt in a time pre-dating the Assassins and Templars, which sounds pretty cool. We’ve reached out to Ubisoft for further information thus we’ll update if and when they respond.
In the meantime, do you think there might be any truth in these rumours and if so how does the alleged new direction suit you?