Despite the misstep that Ubisoft took with Assassin’s Creed Unity this year, the company is still ploughing ahead with its annual release schedule, according to an early leak published online.
The title, dubbed Assassin’s Creed Victory, is rumoured to take place during the industrial revolution and moves the setting to the grimy backstreets of Victorian London.
Victory represents the first major title update by Ubisoft Quebec, previously responsible for Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry and other DLC related to the series. This move away from the primary developers, Ubisoft Montreal, could mean that the series is set to see some innovation within its existing structure.
A statement issued by Ubisoft appears to confirm the authenticity of the screenshots and information revealed, originally leaked by Kotaku: “It is always unfortunate when internal assets, not intended for public consumption, are leaked. And, while we certainly welcome anticipation for all of our upcoming titles, we’re disappointed for our fans, and our development team, that this conceptual asset is now public. The team in our Quebec studio has been hard at work on the particular game in question for the past few years, and we’re excited to officially unveil what the studio has been working on at a later date.”
While it isn’t easy to digest this news after the recent bloat of Assassin’s Creed Unity and Rogue, it is notable that the game has been leaked so far in advance. It is also mentioned that, unlike Assassin’s Creed Rogue this year, there is no planned last-gen version of the series for 2015. Victory is set to release on PS4, Xbox One and PC in Autumn 2015.