Ubisoft is betting everything on its strongest franchise: According to rumors, the publisher is currently allowing up to ten games of Assassin’s Creedwork at the same time. Apparently they want to go back to the annual release cycle.
Only in September of last year Ubisoft announced four new Assassin’s Creed games in a special showcase: miracle, Codename Red, code name witch and Codename Jade. A short time later it was confirmed that also with Project Invictus another multiplayer offshoot is in development. But that’s not all, as currently reported by the usually well-informed insider Tom Henderson Ness.
Assassin’s Creed: A total of ten games in development
In addition to the five games already mentioned, Project Nexus A VR game is in development, which is expected to be announced at this year’s E3 2023. According to Henderson, Ubisoft is already discussing a successor internally.
In addition to the two VR games, three more projects are said to be in the works: Codename Nebula, Codename Raid and Codename Echoes, each to be developed by different studios. Nebula is reportedly being created by Ubisoft Sofia, which already Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue have developed. Nebula is intended to cover three different scenarios in one fell swoop: India, the Aztec Empire and a Mediterranean setting.
Codename Raid, on the other hand, is to be developed by Ubisoft Chengdu and will be a cooperative free2play game for four players with a PvE focus. Henderson added that the playable characters will all be drawn from the Assassin’s Creed universe. Last but not least, Codename Echoes will be managed by Ubisoft Annecy and will use Ubisoft’s Scalar cloud technology as a multiplayer game.
Return of annual releases?
With so many games in development, the question naturally arises: When is all this going to be released? Tom Henderson also gives an answer to this, which his sources have brought to him. Accordingly, Ubisoft is planning to do it again in the future annual release cycle to be able to set, whereby this time the games should differ more clearly from each other.
Gem Henderson is scheduled to launch Assassin’s Creed Mirage in August this year, followed by the VR offshoot Assassin’s Creed Nexus, which is also scheduled for release in 2023. Codename Red, which is said to be in good shape and focuses on stealth and two playable characters, is set to follow in 2024.
Assassin’s Creed Invictus, the multiplayer offshoot of the series, is scheduled for release in 2025, while Assassin’s Creed Hexe is planned for 2026. Of course, these are only preliminary plans that can still change at any time – if they are at all true. After all, it is ultimately just rumors for the time being, which Ubisoft has not yet commented on.
However, the focus on the future fits, because just a few days ago Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed Valhalla support ended, to now leave the Viking adventure behind. Assassin’s Creed Mirage is said to be aimed at players who prefer small rather than mountainous worlds.