According to recent reports by Comicbook.com and French streamer and YouTuber xj0nathan, Assassin’s Creed will have a proper next-gen Assassin’s Creed game on PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. Furthermore, it will be released in 2022.
This means that Ubisoft will use 2021 to focus on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which will be primarily bolstered with two separate single-player expansions during the year. Yes, this also means that 2021 won’t feature a new Assassin’s Creed game but 2022 reportedly will.
The new 2022 Assassin’s Creed game will have its development overlooked by Ubisoft Sofia, the company’s Bulgarian studio. Ubisoft Sofia isn’t known as one of Ubisoft’s lead studios, with the bulk of its existence since it was founded in 2006, being primarily a support studio. However, in saying that, Ubisoft Sofia was the lead studio behind two Assassin’s Creed games: Assassin’s Creed Rogue and Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation as well.
Meanwhile, if the reports of an Assassin’s Creed already being in the making are true, then a setting is probably already locked in. Assassin’s Creed is famous for their exploration through major historical events and the 2022 game is rumoured to be heading to China.
This Assassin’s Creed China will be long before Wuhan where some angry infested bats forced us all to stay indoors and will likely be set during Genghis Khan but these reports are still only rumours. Assassin’s Creed China has already been explored through the Assassin’s Creed: Chronicles game. All we know for certain is that there will be a new Assassin’s Creed game on the new generation consoles and it will be released in 2022.
This also means that there’s a chance that we could still see Assassin’s Creed Japan as well, which many Assassin’s Creed fans have been craving for a long time. An Assassin’s Creed game with Samurai and Ninja’s just sounds too good to be true. I’m sure we will have more reports in the later stages of the year.