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Assassin’s Creed Victory has been in the works in Quebec for the "past few years"

Assassins Creed Victory

Maybe a change is as good as a year off. The appearance of a Victorian London-set Assassin’s Creed game on the smoggy horizon - just as Ubisoft busy themselves apologising for a troubled Unity launch - couldn’t be better timed if we were hanging off the outside of Big Ben.

The little we’ve seen of Assassin’s Creed Victory reveals a breathlessly silly feature-set. A gothic Arkham aesthetic, with grappling hook to boot. Top hat purchases at Charing Cross. Assignments delivered by masked nobles in horse-drawn carriages. Horse-drawn carriage street racing. Perhaps we’ll meet Jack the Ripper? Perhaps we are Jack the Ripper.

Ubisoft have spoken up to express their disappointment about the leak - but also to acknowledge a couple of its particulars.

Early details of the game come from seven minutes of ‘target gameplay footage’, put together in the same Anvil engine Unity runs on and leaked to Kotaku.

“It is always unfortunate when internal assets, not intended for public consumption, are leaked,” Ubisoft told PC Gamer. “And, while we certainly welcome anticipation for all of our upcoming titles, we’re disappointed for our fans, and our development team, that this conceptual asset is now public.” 

The publisher confirmed that the game was in development under a team at Ubisoft Quebec - the studio officially upgraded from Black Flag DLC assemblers to fully-fledged Assassin’s Creed leads earlier this year.

“The team in our Quebec studio has been hard at work on the particular game in question for the past few years,” Ubisoft went on, “and we’re excited to officially unveil what the studio has been working on at a later date.” 

The publisher finished by reaffirming their current focus on getting the technically iffy Assassin’s Creed Unity into shape. But with any luck, Victory’s extended development time will help it dodge similar issues.

Do you think Assassin’s Creed is getting like the Star Trek films? One on, one off, forever?

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Shriven avatarJeremy Peel avatarTim Edwards avatarFraser Brown avatarTovias avatarsidspacewalker avatar+2
Shriven Avatar
3 Years ago

Well, next will be feudal Japan, right?

Tovias Avatar
3 Years ago

I doubt it, it would require new assets. Though knowing Ubisoft they would probably go and pull the "Japan looks the same everywhere, guys"

Jeremy Peel Avatar
3 Years ago

Mebbe. To my mind the most exciting AC happening atm is the 2D, Mark of the Ninja-ish spin-off set in China.

Tim Edwards Avatar
3 Years ago

I'm betting on Black Flag 2, actually.

Fraser Brown Avatar
3 Years ago

Wasn't that Rogue?

sidspacewalker Avatar
3 Years ago

Actually I'm not sure where I read this but one of the heads at Ubi said that this would never happen because they wouldn't be able to relate it to the other game in the series or something.

Best you can hope for is some non mainstream spinoff.

Lichborne Avatar
3 Years ago

This is just embarassing. Im sorry, but can we please just vote the Assassin's creed series as cash grab of the decade already? I wouldnt be surprised if we got another game announcement in 6 months while this is still in development. Actually, no, it will be released. Ubisoft rushes all of their shitty money mongering, fanboy populated, dull, pointless, cash grab sequels. I played unity and ill play rogue, and i played black flag, and they've been absolute shit, but the assassin's creed fanboys will buy fucking anything if ubisoft slaps the assassin label on it.

Chocolateman1534 Avatar
3 Years ago

Lets just hope that this game won't be filled with bugs and glitches, like Unity, as it was also developed for a couple of years! So lets pray that this game will play smoothly, and also there won't be any problems with graphics too.