Ubisoft promised that it would show the “future” of the Assassin’s Creed series in September. And according to a new report, that promise will contain multiple new games.
The report in question comes from insider Tom Henderson and TryHardGuides and alleges that Ubisoft is going speak about this deluge of Assassin’s Creed games during its Ubisoft Forward event on September 10. The first of which is Assassin’s Creed Mirage, which Ubisoft officially announced after many leaks and reports. As is expected, the event will have a deep dive on this entry that is reportedly coming out in spring 2023.
Project Red, one of the other games on the list, has also been previously reported on, but not confirmed. This new report corroborates a previous report from insider Jeff Grubb, stating it will be set in Japan be part of Assassin’s Creed Infinity, the upcoming live-service game. It also mentions that the protagonist is a “samurai-like assassin” and while the concept art showed a woman as a playable character, it’s likely that players will be able to choose to play as a man or woman much like the last two entries.
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Project Hexe, however, is a new title from this latest report. It will allegedly also be part of Infinity and will take place during 16th century Europe and center around witch hunts. It will also apparently be the “darkest” entry in the franchise.
Axios reporter Stephen Totilo also noted that he heard of the game’s previous codename in the report — Project Neo — and said it was “in the context of an effort to bring multiplayer back to the series.” But he admitted that he wasn’t sure if that was still in the works or “what form multiplayer would take.” The series hasn’t had traditional competitive multiplayer since 2014’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag where players had to blend in to hide from their opponents while hunting targets of their own.
Project Jade is also another title and is reportedly a mobile game set in China. This would be the second smaller installment set in the country, as 2015’s Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China also took place in China.
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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla‘s final piece of DLC will also probably be at the show, which was hinted at beforehand. The company said as much during the June stream where it spoke of “the last episode of Eivor’s story” before also noting it would be revealed later in the year. It is unclear if this will be a free update or premium DLC.
The last title from the report is around the Assassin’s Creed VR game that is allegedly called Project Nexus. However, the article notes that it is not clear if this game will be part of the event. Convincing footage of Nexus did reportedly leak in April, showing its menus and mission select screen. The person who posted it on Reddit also claimed to have played the game and spoke briefly about its combat, mission design, and movement. Ubisoft had already announced an Assassin’s Creed VR title in September 2020, but has not provided official updates since.
This report does not contain any information about the rumored remake or remaster of the first Assassin’s Creed or the crossover mission with Assassin’s Creed Origins. Prior leaks and evidence (like comparison shots, a new logo, and report for the former and a cheeky social media post for the latter) mean these still have a chance to show up somewhere, but they remain unconfirmed for the time being. Regardless, it seems as though Ubisoft is going to set the record straight by the end of its upcoming stream.
Nexus was also not mentioned in the Bloomberg report that followed soon after. Bloomberg corroborated most of the parts concerning Mirage, Hexe, Jade, and Red, even divulged that Hexe would take place in “the Holy Roman Empire” and would “[revolve] around witch trials.” The outlet also noted that Hexe was mainly coming from the Montreal office, which was the team that led Origins and Valhalla. Ubisoft Quebec, the studio that spearheaded Odyssey, is allegedly leading Red. The two studios are leading Infinity together, which is also not coming out until 2024 at the earliest according to Bloomberg.