For active Assassin’s Creed fans, you can gather that the ongoing cycle of content for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla remains to be the most active for any game so far. With its two promised story expansions already delivered, Ubisoft Montreal went on to promise that more is on the way. It was in late 2021 that the firm pressed the game would welcome a new expansion, ‘Dawn of Ragnarök’ later this March alongside the released crossover content with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Looking ahead, it is in stone that the next game will not be here until 2022: the firm confirmed this ahead of the release for Odyssey with the series skipping one year between releases moving forward. Previously, one writer shared his excitement with The Gamer on exploring Brazil as a potential location moving forward.
But, new reports from Bloomberg and Eurogamer corroborated that the series is heading to Asia with its next game. In particular, Baghdad is the next setting sources tell the outlets. Giving more detail, the game is said to star Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Hidden One missionary Basim as the playable protagonist in the new region.
The experience was said to originally act as a playable expansion for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, however, the scale of the project left the developer to transition the project into a full, standalone release instead. It is told the project is to follow to the events of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and perhaps will bring the introduction of his young apprentice, Hytham.
While Eurogamer in its report heard information that aligns with the story by Bloomberg, it actually received a hint to the next game. When pressing producer José Araiza, he revealed Basim will hold some significance to the future of the series. “Yes. Yes, the answer is yes. I’m not going to give you more details. But yes, you definitely will see more of Basim.”
Elsewhere recently, Ubisoft shared that Assassin’s Creed is planned to enter the live service market. In that, the series will be masked as Assassin’s Creed Infinity and will span across multiple eras with several characters. However, the game will not be structured alike recent RPG-focused releases. You can read the full report by heading here.
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Source: Bloomberg, Eurogamer