Assassin's Creed annual releases are coming back, says insider
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If you’re an Assassin’s Creed fan, you’re in luck because Ubisoft’s line-up for the franchise is absolutely stacked. One insider claims that Ubisoft is reverting back to annual Assassin’s Creed releases and judging by the sheer number of titles in development, I’d say that’s a safe bet.
It’s no surprise that Ubisoft is returning to more familiar territory. After suffering heavy financial losses in the previous fiscal year, Ubisoft were reportedly forced to cancel three unannounced games. If you look outside of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Ubisoft’s other major upcoming releases, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and Skull and Bones, have both suffered from several delays, killing any sense of hype. Mirage will be the next AC entry. Set in ninth century Baghdad, the game will feature Valhalla’s Basim - but there are plenty more Assassin’s Creed projects to come beyond that.
Take a look at the trailer for Assassin’s Creed Mirage below.
As reported by Insider Gaming, Ubisoft are seemingly returning to their annual release cycle with a varied number of titles set to release over the next few years. Of course, there’s Mirage and then there’s the announced Codename Red, Codename Jade, and Codename Hexe. Jade will be set in ancient China, Red in feudal Japan, while it’s thought that Hexe may feature a female protagonist. There’s also the upcoming multiplayer, tentatively titled Invictus.
On top of that, reports claim that later this year, Ubisoft will unveil Project Nexus - a VR title. It doesn’t stop there. A sequel to Nexus is thought to be in the prototype phase, plus there’s seemingly Codename Nebula, Raid, and Echoes. Ubisoft Sofia are believed to be working on Nebula which will have three settings: India, the Aztec Empire, and the Mediterranean. Ubisoft Chengdu are thought to be behind Raid - a free-to-play co-op title - while Ubisoft Annecy will reportedly create the multiplayer Echoes.
Goodness me. You got all that? It certainly looks like there’ll be an Assassin’s Creed game for everyone across the next couple of years.