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Assassin's Creed: Empire retailer listing points towards October release

A listing for the next supposed installment in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed franchise has been listed by Swiss video games retailer, World of Games. As spotted on Reddit, the retailer claims the game is currently on track for an October 2017 release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Although retailer listings should always be taken with a pinch of salt, World of Games previously leaked Battlefield 1's existence back in February of last year. As a part of a premature listing, both the game's World War 1 setting and release window were ousted ahead of time. However, keep in mind this could be a placeholder date for an end-of-year release.

Despite no official announcement having been made in regards to the project, this isn't the first time we've heard of Assassin's Creed: Empire's development. Following a report which surfaced last year, Empire is currently in the works to revamp the series with an ancient Egyptian setting. Rumored features include a new player progression system, freeform combat mechanics and a heavier focus its narrative.

This comes after a year's hiatus from the previously annualized franchise, after disappointing initial sales of both Assassin's Creed Unity and Syndicate. With a general sense of fatigue in recent games, this is looking to be Ubisoft's next attempt to turn the series around.

While nothing can be confirmed until an official announcement from Ubisoft, a new Assassin's Creed game for 2017 is now looking more likely than ever. For more information on Assassin's Creed Empire, make sure to keep an eye on Windows Central in the coming months.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Games Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

22 Comments
  • Top AC games: AC III
    Rogue
    II
  • Isn't IV considered better than III?
  • For me IV is one of the worst ones
  • I agree, it had almost NOTHING to do with Assissins or Templars.
  • In terms of story, the ezio 3 part and then ac3. In terms of fun and a
    Gameplay, it's syndicate and black flag.
  • In terms of story, AC III trumps every other Creed. II/Brotherhood/Revelation may look more impressive because you see Ezio's life from birth to death, but AC III has the most complete and well rounded script.
  • True. People who complain about Connor's grumpiness are legit players that skips the cinematics and focuses on rushing through the game without trying to comprehend the story. One of the most tragic and underrated character of the franchise, he deserved more credit than he's given.
  • If you want gameplay, Rogue is above Black Flag
  • Another game that I should be tired of playing, but never seem to. Although I have yet to play Unity or the past between releases (Rogue) or spin off games.
  • Rogue is a must play. Unity is a disaster.
  • 1. AC II
    2. Brotherhood
    3. Revelation
    My all time fav. But I have enjoyed every one of the series.
  • 1. AC II
    2. Brotherhood
    3. Revelation
    My all time fav. But I have enjoyed every one of the series.
    Love ❤ AC
  • Please, no more AC games! I have 4 I have yet to complete!
  • Which ones?
  • Loved all the ones that had the dual storylines going on, with Desmond and the Altair/Ezio characters. Would love to see them jump back into that.
  • Exactly the Present-Day storyline so far has been bad-to-pathetic ever since the Desmond Saga ended.
  • I deeply missed present day stuff in Unity.
  • just give AC better questing, not so much collecting
  • Just PLEASE bring back proper Present-Day gameplay. Ever since they killed off Desmond, the series have been going downhill, there's nothing tying the games together anymore either. I wanna actively fight abstergo again!
  • Since Rogue technically.
  • Well yeah, but Black Flag and Rogue's present weren't as interesting as Desmond's... And then Unity and Syndicate are just cutscenes. Let's hope it doesn't continue this way or Empire will be the same as Liberation HD.
  • We need AC3 on BC. I was buying up some of the recent sales, but without BC I wont get AC3. I sold my X360 already. Ill have to pick it up on Steam and use my controller.