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Posted January 6, 2016 by Joseph Rositano in Feature
 
 

Next Assassin’s Creed set in Egypt, coming 2017


Kotaku and various members on the NeoGaf boards have reported that the next Assassin’s Creed game will be set in ancient Egypt.

The game is said to have the code name Empire, and is being developed by the team responsible for Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. Empire is drawing inspiration from The Witcher series, with horseback riding and boats also set to return. Apparently Empire was originally scheduled for a 2016 release, but was pushed back to 2017 to allow the development team more time to flesh out ideas.

The rescheduling is a response to the negative reception of Assassin’s Creed: Unity, with it looking likely that Ubisoft will be bowing to fan requests for the series to return to a bi-annual release. There is also some talk of Empire being a new prequel trilogy set before the original Assassin’s Creed in a time before Assassins and Templars existed. Greece and Rome locations have been mentioned in addition to the Egyptian setting.

Until Ubisoft confirm the existence of Empire it’s advised readers should take these reports with a grain of salt. It is worth noting that Kotaku has previously leaked Unity and Syndicate before they were officially announced, so there is a good track record for the publication.

The Assassin’s Creed franchise won’t necessarily be taking a break this year. Ubisoft plans to release spin-off titles Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India and Russia early this year, as well as a feature film in December.


Joseph Rositano

 
While Joseph's main hobby has always centered around video games, he's also taken an interest in movies, musicals and traveling around the world. No one quite knows what Joseph's true motivations are, but rest assured he is always planning his next grand adventure!


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