Ubisoft’s historical tale of assassins and templars may be heading for Victorian-era London, with 2015’s “Assassin’s Creed Victory”.
[Update: Ubisoft has since confirmed to PC Gamer that Assassin’s Creed Victory is currently in-development at Ubisoft Quebec. The following article has been adjusted accordingly.]
According to new information from Kotaku, details regarding a future Assassin’s Creed installment have been leaked online. The next Assassin’s Creed title is either developing under the code-name “Victory”, or will be titled “Assassin’s Creed Victory”, once again dropping the numbered-sequel naming system. (Black Flag was the last numbered title, to be followed by the recent releases of AC Rogue and AC Unity.) It may come as no surprise, since new installments are released annually, but Victory is currently scheduled for a potential release window of Fall 2015.
Kotaku claims to have viewed a 7-min gameplay trailer, as backed up by several screenshots. The footage is unavailable online, but features a Victorian-era London as the game’s backdrop. New mechanics shown within the video include a grappling hook which allows the player to swing between ledges and obstacles, and the ability to fight against others on top of vehicles- in this case, a horse-drawn carriage. Available screenshots are below, courtesy of Kotaku:
“Assassin’s Creed Victory” will use the Anvil engine- the same engine used for the development of Assassin’s Creed Unity. For the first time in the main series, game development will be led by Ubisoft Quebec; previous titles in the core saga were developed by Ubisoft Montreal.
Earlier today, Ubisoft issued a statement to PC Gamer regarding the leaked information:
“It is always unfortunate when internal assets, not intended for public consumption, are leaked. 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 team in our Quebec studio has been hard at work on the particular game in question for the past few years, and we’re excited to officially unveil what the studio has been working on at a later date. In the meantime, our number one priority is enhancing the experience of Assassin’s Creed Unity for players.”
“Assassin’s Creed Victory” will release for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and again has a projected release window of Fall 2015. It’s possible that an official reveal was scheduled forlater this week during the Video Game Awards.