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Ubisoft Confirms Victorian England Assassin’s Creed Game In Development

by Mike Futter on Dec 02, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed Rogue are still brand new, but eyes are already looking toward the next title. Assassin’s Creed Victory, a game set in Victorian England, is reportedly up next.

Kotaku first broke the news with screenshots and a logo from a source. Ubisoft has since confirmed to Joystiq that the assets, including a video allegedly seen by Kotaku, are authentic.

According to a statement from Ubisoft subsequently sent to us as well, the game is under development at the Quebec studio. 

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. 

If the assets and concepts revealed by Kotaku reach fruition, Victory will introduce a grappling hook mechanic. In the meantime, Ubisoft still has work to do on Unity, which has been one of this year’s troubled launches.

Whether Ubisoft presses ahead with an annual schedule for Assassin’s Creed or takes a step back after Unity still is unknown. Given how far along these assets allegedly are, consumers shouldn’t be surprised if next year brings more in this franchise.

[Source: Kotaku via Joystiq]

 

Our Take
It’s important to remember that these are concept assets. Consumers would do well to take everything, especially Unity’s problems, into consideration when reading up on Victory. Keep your expectations and hype in check, Unity’s problems aren’t even fixed yet. It is far too early to get excited about what’s next.