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 Assassin’s Creed multiplayer offering, Project Invictus a month later.
A total of six Ubisoft games are already well into development, and the as-yet-unannounced Project Nexus, a VR title, is expected to be officially unveiled at E3 later this year.
Insider Gaming sources have revealed that three other full-fledged games are also in the concept and prototype stages, with the addition of Nexus 2 is already being discussed. Codenamed Nebula, Raid, and Echoes, each Assassin’s Creed game was developed by different studios and has significantly different gameplay styles than its predecessors. “They’re going all in with AC and some of the other big franchises,” one source said.
Ubisoft Sofia, known as one of the developers of Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation and Assassin’s Creed Rogue, has released Project Nebula – An Assassin’s Creed title with three different settings; India, the Aztec Empire and the Mediterranean.
Ubisoft Chengdu has released Project Raid – a free-to-play 4-player co-op game that becomes PvE. It is believed that all the title characters are from the Assassin’s Creed universe.
Ubisoft Annecy, known for developing the multiplayer portion of games such as Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell, as well as co-developing The Division 2 with Massive Entertainment, has released Project Echoes, described as a multiplayer game that uses Ubisoft Scalar technology.
Sources suggest that the series will return to its annual release cycle, with major entries significantly different from last time. The first, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, is scheduled for release in August of this year, followed by Assassin’s Creed Nexus shortly after (2023). Although tentative release dates, sources revealed that Codename Red is slated 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. title delay but those are currently the planned dates.
It’s unclear when the three prototype games will be released, but given the 5-6 year minimum development time for most AAA games right now, we shouldn’t expect them anytime soon.
Codename Red is reportedly already in good shape, with sources telling Insider Gaming that the series “spins” will feature two playable characters, and the game will have a heavy focus on stealth.
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