Assassin's Creed: six new games in development as Ubisoft goes all-in
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There’s been A LOT of Assassin’s Creed games over the years, with the series churning out annual releases at one point before slowing things down with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. It’s also drastically changed its formula too, moving away from the traditional stealth and espionage gameplay it started with, and focusing more on flashy combat and RPG elements like looting and skill trees.
This change kicked off with Assassin’s Creed Origins, which had a healthy balance of assassination gameplay fans know and love, whilst introducing some of the previously mentioned RPG elements. Ubisoft then doubled down and moved away from the emphasis on stealth entirely with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which rubbed fans the wrong way, with many saying it was a good RPG but a bad Assassin’s Creed game.
Fans are now patiently awaiting the next instalment, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, which will take place in Baghdad, and is set to launch in early 2024.
For now though, it seems Ubisoft is looking even further ahead, with four new games currently planned for the series, these are Mirage, Codename Red, Codename Hexe, and Codename Jade though the last three are mysteries. Ubisoft recently announced that they’d be significantly increasing the number of staff that’ll be working on these future titles, with CEO Yves Guillemot saying: “As part of our progressive reallocation of resources, we notably plan to increase the number of talents working on the Assassin’s Creed brand by 40% over the coming years,”
That’s quite a notable increase, and great news for fans of the series, as a bigger workforce typically means bigger ideas, bigger quality increases, and usually a bigger game entirely. Although recent Assassin’s Creed titles have had ridiculously big open worlds, it's hard to imagine how they can improve on what they’ve already done.
The future is bright for Assassin’s Creed, now all that’s left to do is wait and see what those mystery projects will be about…