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Crazy Assassin's Creed rumour suggests a spin-off game set in "hippie San Francisco"

Published: 08:41, 30 March 2020
Updated: 12:32, 30 March 2020
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The latest Assassin's Creed rumour claims that Ubisoft are working on a spin-off Assassin's Creed game for late 2021. Apparently, the game is set during the 1960s in "flower power hippie San Francisco".

Assassin's Creed franchise has been subject of various leaks and rumours recently. On top of that, reliable sources have confirmed that the next Assassin's Creed game is all about Vikings, confirming some of these rumours. 

However, today we have a pretty crazy post over at Reddit, which claims to have information about Assassin's Creed game, planned for 2021. Yes, not the upcoming Vikings-themed game, but the one that will arrive after that.

We suggest you take this one with a huge grain of salt since it sounds pretty unlikely. That being said, let's dive into it.

Reddit user bT100236B claims that it is a spin-off title, set, believe it or not, during the 1960s in "flower power hippie San Francisco". Furthermore, the game is apparently a side project similar to Rogue and will return to "old school Assassin's Creed" gameplay with fewer RPG elements and less open world. Here is the full post:

  • Takes place during the 1960s "flower power" hippie San Francisco.
  • Return to "old school assassins creed" gameplay. As in less open-world and RPG elements. Just one city.
  • Set to release fall of 2021 (the next one is coming this October.)
  • More or less a side project compared to Vikings. Think Rogue compared to Unity.
  • Developed by Ubisoft Montreal.
  • Some notable figures include Grace Slick and Jim Morrison. John F Kennedy is in the game briefly. Lyndon Johnson is one of the main antagonists.
  • Grappling hook returns from Syndicate.
  • A silenced handgun is the main weapon. The hidden blade is still in the game.
  • Pick between either Alice or Adam Durie. Like Syndicate, you can switch between both. Unlike Syndicate, they both share one simple talent tree.

Ubisoft Image of the protagonist of AC Odyssey in a leaked screenshot Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Yeah, that sounds pretty unlikely, to say the least. Assassin's Creed franchise has been slowing down with the "modern-day stuff" in the latest titles so it would be surprising if Ubisoft suddenly decided to work on a game set in such an unusual period.

Back to reality, the next Assassin's Creed should be revealed in the upcoming months and we cannot wait to see what Ubisoft have in store. Until then, here is our list of top 5 things we want from the next Assassin's Creed game.

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