The official reveal of this year’s main Assassin’s Creed game with Unity did not come until spring, but we had seen leaks of the gamer much earlier. While that game is still seeing many problems for gamers, the next entry in the franchise has already leaked, including not only the setting and some assets, but also the name, Assassin’s Creed Victory.
Just like with Unity and even the early info on Rogue, Kotaku was the one who got the scoop from anonymous sources. Taking place in Victorian London during the 19th century, Assassin’s Creed Victory is said to be exclusive to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Also, the last-gen consoles supposedly will not get their own game as with this year.
For the first time, Ubisoft Quebec will be at the helm of a game in the franchise as well. This is a major change from Ubisoft Montreal that has been in charge of the big annual releases since the very start. This isn’t Quebec’s first try at the series though, as they were in charge of The Tyranny of King Washington and Freedom Cry DLC for Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag respectively.
Following this leak, Ubisoft sent out the following statement to many outlets, including PC Gamer, in response:
“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.”
What do you think of this setting for Assassin’s Creed and does the news of a new studio provide more hope for the series after the divisive Unity? Make sure to let us know in the comments below.