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Ubisoft plans stealth-focused Assassin's Creed game

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What you need to know

  • According to a report from Bloomberg, Ubisoft is working on a smaller-scope, stealth-based Assassin's Creed game.
  • The game was originally planned as an expansion for Assassin's Creed Valhalla before being spun out as a unique title.
  • The game is also currently targeting a release window of either later in 2022 or sometime in 2023.
  • Ubisoft is also working on Assassin's Creed Infinity, a massive ongoing game that will be the next major title in the franchise.

Ubisoft is planning a stealth-focused Assassin's Creed game, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The game is also planned to be smaller in scope than recent titles in the long-running franchise, meaning it might be more similar to early Assassin's Creed games, which places greater emphasis on stealth over massive open worlds.

The game reportedly started as an expansion for Assassin's Creed Valhalla before being changed into a standalone title. This standalone game reportedly stars Basim and is meant to launch either later in 2022 or sometime in 2023.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla, which first launched in 2020, has been a massive success for Ubisoft, receiving more post-launch support than any past Assassin's Creed title, including the upcoming Dawn of Ragnarok expansion.

Ubisoft is also currently working on Assassin's Creed Infinity, a massive game that's meant to serve as a platform for the future of the franchise. The publisher has come under fire over the last couple of years, with employees unhappy with a lack of change at management while also exploring using widely-derided NFTs in games through Ubisoft Quartz.

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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

1 Comment
  • This seems like an incredibly bizarre thing to announce, but given the Assassin's Creed series, it makes perfect sense. "Hey guys, we're releasing an assassin game where you use stealth. Revolutionary, right?"