New details about the next entry in the Assassin’s Creed series have been leaked. The next game for the series was reportedly called Assassin’s Creed: Origins.
Eurogamer indicates that the game is a prequel that will launch for PS4, Xbox One, and PC later this year.
An off-screen image purporting to be a “first look” at Origins has been published on Reddit.
The alleged leaked Assassin’s Creed: Origins image
Eurogamer’s sources also indicated that the image is legitimate. By the looks of the image and in conjunction with Kotaku website’s report recently released early this year, the new game is taking place in Egypt.
However Kotaku also reported that the game was set for a fall 2017 under the name Assassin’s Creed Empire. Ubisoft confirmed it would not release an Assassin’s Creed game in 2016 also saying this would allow it to leverage new technology and “give the brand a new dimension”. But the name of the game has apparently been changed.
Ubisoft in their post said that “Since the release of Assassin’s Creed Unity, we’ve learned a lot based on your feedback,” it stated at the time. “We’ve also updated our development processes and recommitted to making Assassin’s Creed a premier open-world franchise. We’re taking this year to evolve the game mechanics and to make sure we’re delivering on the promise of Assassin’s Creed offering unique and memorable gameplay experiences that make history everyone’s playground.”