After the series’ fantastic return to form with last year’s Origins, fresh rumours suggest that the next entry might be headed to Greece.
The leak, which comes courtesy of ComicBook.com, cites “sources linked to Ubisoft” (emphasis our own) as the origin of these details.
That’s about as much as we get in terms of references for the rumours. Series art director Raphael Lacoste was also reportedly on holiday in Greece in August 2017 (around the time the piece claims development on the game started).
Apparently an autumn 2019 release is planned for the game, with platforms including PC, Xbox One and PS4.
Rumour rating: A pinch of salt required
Although ComicBook.com cites the source as being responsible for many of last year’s original Origins leaks, we’re more sceptical.
Fundamentally, the setting just feels far too similar to Ancient Egypt.
Previous Assassin’s Creed games have each tackled distinctly different periods in history, from the Crusades to Renaissance Italy, America during the time of the American Revolution, the Caribbean and Victorian London.
Yes, Assassin’s Creed Unity had a similar setting to Assassin’s Creed 2 but at least these games had the pirate-themed Black Flag to separate them.
We’re less sceptical of the rumoured 2019 release date however, as Ubisoft signalled a change of pace for the series with a two year break between Syndicate and Origins. With Origins being released in 2017, a 209 release for the next game in the series feels likely.
All this means that for now we’re rating this rumour as deserving of a generous pinch of salt, but we’re ready to be proven wrong.
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