Yesterday afternoon, Kotaku released a report with early details on the next installment in the popular Assassin’s Creed series. Assassin’s Creed Victory will be the 9th major title in the franchise and is expected to launch on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next fall.
Assassin’s Creed Victory is being developed by Ubisoft Quebec and takes place during 19th century London. Aside from having some of the same core gameplay features as other Assassin’s Creed titles, Victory will also change things up by allowing players to fight on top of moving vehicles. Shortly after these details were leaked, Ubisoft released the following statement to confirm the news and clarify what they are focused on right now:
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.
Assassin’s Creed Unity is still plagued by bugs and will go down in franchise history as one of the most disappointing launches of the year. Fans can have a little relief knowing that Ubisoft Montreal aren’t working on Victory, but it still remains to be seen how this game will be received once a trailer surfaces. Regardless of how great Victory ultimately turns out to be, there is no denying that Ubisoft still has a lot of work to do to win consumers over.
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