KEY POINTS

  • "Assassin's Creed 2021" is said to launch on PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC
  • Ubisoft Sofia is reportedly in charge of the game's development
  • It's rumored set is at the Edo period in Japan

More details about "Assassin's Creed 2021" have been recently leaked online, including information on the studio that will spearhead the upcoming title, its potential release date, its location, gaming platforms, codename and a lot more.

The latest rumor about "Assassin's Creed 2021" was shared on Reddit by user and game insider j0nathan via ComicBook. According to the leak, Ubisoft Sofia is in-charge of the game's development. While it is not one of the premier studios, it was at the helm during the development of several "AD" titles. 

This includes "Assassin's Creed Rogue" and "Assassin's Creed III: Liberation." Additionally, Comicbook speculated that "Assassin's Creed 2021" would be "more akin to a proper next-gen 'AD' experience." The site noted that while "Assassin's Creed: Valhalla" is available on next-generation gaming consoles, "it was far from a proper next-gen Assassin's Creed game." 

Assassin's Creed Odyssey" is among the games available on the Google Stadia streaming service being launched this week, aiming to allow users to play popular titles without consoles "Assassin's Creed Odyssey" is among the games available on the Google Stadia streaming service being launched this week, aiming to allow users to play popular titles without consoles Photo: GETTY IMAGES / Neilson Barnard

A few days ago, another "Assassin's Creed 2021" leak surfaced on the controversial message board 4Chan. The leak offers massive information about the game's location as well as its release platform. Apparently, the game has the codename, "Assassin's Creed: Warriors 2022."

It is reportedly set at the Edo period in Japan and would launch on PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC. Players will apparently play the role of a female protagonist named Akako Shiratori. She is said to be a novice member of the brotherhood of assassins in the country. The leak also claims that "Assassin's Creed 2021" would be heavily inspired by Japanese mythology and introduce "fightable Oni and Yokai." 

The leak is not at all far-fetched. Ubisoft considered Japan as one of the locations for its next "AD" titles, so there is a chance that the studio finally decided to have the next game set in the region. Rumors about a female protagonist in an "AD" game are not also new. Considering a recent discovery at Ubisoft, it is highly likely that "Assassin's Creed 2021" could feature a female-only protagonist.

As for its release date, rumors have it that "Assassin's Creed 2021" was initially planned to launch this year but was pushed back because of COVID-19 pandemic complications. Some fans believe the game might arrive in 2022. Fans, however, are advised to take these rumors with a pinch of salt.