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Next Assassin's Creed game may not arrive before 2023

Published: 11:44, 17 April 2021
screenshot showing A concept art for Assassin's creed china
A concept art for Assassin's Creed China recently surfaced online

According to Assassin's Creed content creator xj0nathan, there won't be another major Assassin's Creed game until 2023. Apparently, the Sofia studio have been assigned to work on Valhalla DLC, while their big project has been put on hold.

Over the last couple of months, we have had plenty of Assassin's Creed rumours suggesting where the beloved franchise could go next. Most of the rumours claim that the next Assassin's Creed game is heading to Asia with Japan, China and India prime candidates for the setting.

However, these rumours are not as credible as some other reports from reliable sources, which revealed that the franchise may stay in Europe for its next instalment . This next game is reportedly developed by Ubisoft Sofia, a studio that brought us smaller Assassin's Creed experiences like Assassin's Creed Rogue, set for the 2022 release date and will be a smaller budget game, revolving around Richard the Lionheart.

However, according to the latest info from Assassin's Creed content creator xj0nathan, this game may have been put on hold. Instead of releasing a brand new game, Ubisoft may have shifted their focus towards a third DLC for Valhalla, which recently  leaked via game files

He claims that Valhalla's great sales and the challenges of development under the pandemic are the biggest reasons for such a decision. Ubisoft Sofia's Richard Lion Heart project has been paused and the team will switch to Assassin's Creed Valhalla third DLC codenamed Meteor, which is yet to be announced.

Ubisoft Assassin's Creed: Valhalla screenshot showing gorgeous landscape Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

The leaker argues that the Meteor project could end up being a standalone game but that's just speculation since he does not have additional details about the game. 

Anyway, while the leaker certainly has some credibility among the Assassin's Creed community, we suggest you take everything you have just read with a grain of salt, until Ubisoft officially confirm these details.

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla by Ubisoft Montreal

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