The next Assassin’s Creed game slated to launch during Fall 2015 has been leaked and is rumoured to be titled “Assassin’s Creed: Victory”. It will be the first game to be developed by Ubisoft Quebec, and will be the only main AC title for the next year. It will also not be available on the older generation of consoles.
A seven minute long video was sent to Kotaku that showcased gameplay footage running on the game’s Anvil engine, which is the same as the one used in Assassin’s Creed Unity. A few screenshots have been published, but the original video is nowhere to be found. Although it is likely that Ubisoft would have it pulled from any sites that would host it.
A new mechanic involving the inclusion of a grappling hook will be introduce to the series, and while not new in the world of video games it isgood to see Ubisoft attempting to add new mechanics to the game that help enhance the focus of horizontal and vertical manoeuvrability which has always been fundamental to the Assassin’s Creed series.
Ubisoft has issued a statement, saying that it was unfortunate that internal assests of their upcoming projects are leaked to the general public. The company also expressed disappointment on behalf of fans and the development studio that the conceptual gameplay footage has been made available. It was also revealed that the game was already in development for a few years and was set to be released some time in the near future.
Amidst the leak however, Ubisoft assured its fans that the number one priority is fixing the issues that riddle Assassin’s Creed: Unity. The game shipped in an almost unplayable state for a majority of players what with low frame rate issues, texture pop-ins and graphical glitches.