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Assassin's Creed Red is so big Ubisoft reportedly killed another open-world game to focus on it

Assassin's Creed Red is so big Ubisoft reportedly killed another open-world game to focus on it

The Japanese Assassin's Creed adventure is apparently a huge priority for Ubisoft.

Last week, it was reported that Ubisoft has decided to cancel the sequel to 2020’s Immortals Fenyx Rising, and now it seems we may finally know why.

Codename Red might just be the most exciting Assassin’s Creed game in the works right now, and we barely know a thing about it. The main hyped-up point is its setting - it’s a “powerful shinobi fantasy” that’ll take place in feudal Japan, which is something that fans have been begging for for years at this point. Prominent games industry insider Tom Henderson recently spoke about the playable characters, and alleged: “It’s a male samurai and female shinobi. The male samurai is an African refugee.”

Take a look at the trailer for the next Assassin’s Creed game, Mirage, below.

Anyway, as Wccftech reports, it seems that Ubisoft’s plans for Codename Red are so huge, that it may have played a part in the reported cancellation of the Immortals Fenyx Rising sequel. Following VGC’s initial report of the apparent cancellation, Ubisoft responded: “As part of our global strategy, we are redirecting and reallocating some creative teams and resources within the Quebec studio to other unannounced projects.

“The expertise and technologies these teams developed will serve as an accelerator for the development of these key projects focused on our biggest brands. We have nothing further to share at this time.”

Responding to this update, Axios’ Stephen Totilo tweeted: “Asking around, I heard that Immortals 2's focus on Polynesian gods was promising and being handled well. But it sounds like getting AC Red done is the priority at the Quebec City studio.

“Notable that Ubisoft's statement says staff is being moved to unannounced projects, which I'm sure is the case for many. But the expectation from people I spoke to close to Ubisoft was that Red could use more people (as does Hexe) as Ubisoft bets on AC for its future.”

VGC’s editor, Andy Robinson, added to this further, and replied to Totilo, stating: “I’m told that many Immortals leads are pushing back on being moved to AC. Will be interesting to see how that pans out.”

Ubisoft has not directly mentioned Assassin’s Creed during this wave of reports, so we should still take this information with a pinch of salt. However, this could be promising news for those looking forward to experiencing Codename Red.

Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft

Topics: Assassins Creed, Ubisoft