Next Assassin's Creed to be in Victorian England
Codenamed "Victory," Kotaku has received leaked information about the next instalment of the Assassin's Creed franchise. Hints about a game set in a time with zeppelins and taking place elsewhere in modern Europe appeared during Unity, and it appears with these leaks that we are going to get our wish indeed. Little is known about the game at this time, as it's still roughly a year away, but there are a few things that Kotaku was able to dig up.
First, this is going to be the first game where development by the Ubisoft Quebec studio, as opposed to the Montreal one. Previously, the Quebec studio had developed DLC for Assassin's Creed III (The Tyranny of King Washington), and Black Flag (Freedom Cry). "Victory" will be using the Anvil engine, seen at work in AC: Unity, and it seems to be put to good use, pitting the player in fights atop moving cars, and having him sail across the skies of London.
What does this mean for the series though? If Ubisoft is willing to take down the Season Pass, and give away the first DLC for free, it has hopefully learned that launching a product in a rather unplayable state is unacceptable. Will these lessons carry over into the next instalment of Assassin's Creed? Maybe, but we'll just have to see how it turns out.