KEY POINTS

  • The next-generation "Assassin's Creed" title will likely release in the early part of 2022
  • It may feature a classical European fantasy setting
  • Ubisoft has not made any announcements regarding a new title

Ubisoft released "Assassin's Creed Valhalla" only recently but rumors about the next-generation "Assassin's Creed" game are already rife online.

A self-proclaimed Ubisoft insider shared some information about the next-generation "Assassin's Creed" title on 4Chan. The details include its codename, setting, announcement, release details and a lot more. According to the leak, the next title has a code name "Assassin's Creed Champion" and it would be announced at the E3 2021 or a similar event. Also, the game is likely to release in the early part of 2022.

The insider claimed that the upcoming "Assassin's Creed" will feature a classical European fantasy setting that takes players to medieval Germany and medieval France. The International Business Times could not independently verify the claim.

'Assassin's Creed Valhalla' puts players in the role of a powerful Viking. 'Assassin's Creed Valhalla' puts players in the role of a powerful Viking. Photo: Ubisoft

If the rumored "AC" title is releasing in the early part of 2022, it means the gaming studio is deviating from its usual release pattern. By not releasing the game this year, Ubisoft would be returning to its old bi-annual release pattern, which was stopped after the release of "Assassin's Creed Odyssey." Also, the studio usually releases its games in October or November.

A few days earlier, Techradar reported another leak about the next-generation "Assassin's Creed" game, which was also posted on 4Chan. Interestingly, the post shared an alleged "Draft Map," which shows India in the 17th century. At that time the Dutch, British and several other European countries were trying to establish colonies in the region.

The insider claimed that the upcoming game would likely include Bangladesh, India and a part of Pakistan. The game developers may also introduce a map in the game, one which is much larger than in "Assassin's Creed Valhalla," he added. As these posts are not official, they should be taken with a pinch of salt. Ubisoft has not yet announced that it is working on a new "Assassin's Creed" title.