Details about the next Assassin’s Creed game have made their way online, suggesting the series is moving on to a new time period – Victorian London.
Leaked by Kotaku, the upcoming installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise will be titled “Victory” and will take place in Victorian-era London, pushing us ever closer to the modern era. This leak was quickly followed by an official confirmation by Ubisoft:
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.
What else do we know about the newest Assassin’s Creed title, apart from its name and era? For starters, we know it’s being developed mainly by Ubisoft Quebec, as opposed to the recent titles being developed by Ubisoft Montreal (one could presume the shift is due to Unity’s lackluster release and lukewarm reception, but that’s just a guess). We also know an approximate release date: Fall 2015.
Lastly, we know that Victory will be exclusive to the current generation (along with PC), with no PS3 or Xbox 360 versions planned – it seems Rogue was indeed the last hurrah for the older consoles.
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