Its finally happening: Assassins Creed will Japan. Following a group of earlier reports and leaks, Ubisoft finally made the news headlines official during Saturdays 2022 gaming showcase.
It had been only a short tease, but we got an instant animated glimpse of a ninja slinking through the shadows in feudal Japan. Called Project Red right now, Ubisoft confirmed the overall game would be the next major entry in the series latest open world RPG turn. Development has been led by Ubisoft Quebec, the studio that previously helmed Assassins Creed Odyssey. Its also being directed by Jonathan Dumont, one of the numerous senior figures within Ubisoft to be accused of bullying along with other toxic behavior throughout a workplace reckoning at the business in 2020. The business has previously claimed that anyone accused of misconduct have been thoroughly investigated and sanctioned where appropriate.
Fans have already been longing for an Assassins Creed game located in Japan for a long time, also it appears the French publisher has finally relented. How the series evolving open world RPG formula will play on the market remains to be observed, but now it looks like Sucker Punchs critically-acclaimed stealthy sandbox Ghost of Tsushima will officially involve some competition.
The rumors round the game, codenamed Project Red, began swirling earlier come early july. Bloomberg later reported that the overall game would be section of Assassins Creed Infinity, a fresh platform designed to incorporate multiple schedules and worlds to greatly help players move between them more seamlessly.
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Project Red is merely among three new Assassins Creed games coming, however. Theres also Assassins Creed Mirage, which began as a DLC expansion for Assassins Creed Valhalla before transforming right into a smaller standalone game to help to fill gaps in Ubisofts release calendar. Project Neo/Hex, meanwhile, is really a third game seemingly occur Europe through the era of witch hunts that’s also coming further later on.
Ubisoft is apparently banking hard on the continued success of its biggest franchise. The Division 2 and Watch Dogs Legion didnt exactly propel either of these series to new heights, and the French publisher has yet to locate a multiplayer live service game that may replicate the success of Rainbow Six Siege. Meanwhile, Assassins Creed Odyssey and, recently, Valhalla, were both excellent, and also have been multi-year sales juggernauts for the business. Hopefully, doubling down on that formula doesnt run it in to the ground.
Earlier in September, Ubisoft announced that Chinese conglomerate Tencent is investing in a 49.9 percent economic stake in the investment vehicle which has allowed leaders at Ubisoft to retain control at the business. Everyone, it appears, is betting big on Assassins Creed.