Exclusive – Ubisoft is Going “All In” on Assassin’s Creed With 4 More Games Already Planned
Ubisoft officially announced the future of Assassin’s Creed in September 2022, revealing a total of four games in development; Mirage, Codename Red, Codename Hexe, and Codename Jade. Ubisoft officially announced its Assassins’ Creed multiplayer offering, Project Invictus one month later.
In total, six Ubisoft games are already well into development, with the yet-to-be-announced Project Nexus, a VR title, expected to be officially revealed at E3 later this year.
Insider Gaming sources have revealed that three more fully-fledged titles are also in the conceptual and prototype phase, with the addition of Nexus 2 already being discussed. Codenamed Nebula, Raid, and Echoes, each of the pitched Assassin’s Creed titles will be developed by different studios and will have vastly different playstyles from its predecessors. “They are going all in with AC and some other major franchises”, one source said.
Ubisoft Sofia, known for co-developing Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation and Assassin’s Creed Rogue has pitched Project Nebula – An Assassin’s Creed title that will have three different settings; India, Aztec Empire, and Mediterranean.
Ubisoft Chengdu has pitched Project Raid – A free-to-play 4-player co-operative title that will be PvE. It’s believed that the titles characters will all be from the Assassin’s Creed universe.
Ubisoft Annecy, known for developing the multiplayer portion of games like Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell, as well as co-developing The Division 2 with Massive Entertainment has pitched Project Echoes, which has been described as a multiplayer title that will use Ubisoft Scalar technology.
Sources suggest that the series will be going back to its annual release cycle, with major entries being significantly different from the last. The first, Assassin’s Creed Mirage is scheduled to release around August of this year, followed by Assassin’s Creed Nexus soon after (2023). Although tentative release dates, sources revealed that Codename Red is scheduled for 2024, Assassin’s Creed Invictus for 2025, and Assassin’s Creed Hexe for 2026. Of course, internal release dates are uncertain especially given Ubisoft’s past of delaying titles but those are the dates currently planned.
It’s unclear on when the three prototyped games will release, but given the 5-6 year minimum development time for most AAA titles now, we shouldn’t expect these anytime soon.
Codename Red is reportedly already in good shape, sources told Insider Gaming, with its ‘spin’ on the series set to have two playable characters and the game will have a strong focus on stealth.