New Assassin’s Creed game delayed until spring 2023

Though the next installment of Assassin’s Creed never held an official announcement, rumors kept spreading about its existence. Rumor had it the game meant to be on a smaller-scale than other games, with a focus on stealth. However, it seems any plans for the new Assassin’s Creed have since been further delayed into spring 2023.

New Assassin’s Creed includes other game delays

The unofficial title, codenamed Rift, meant to star a character from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Basim. Originally, plans were for it to be an expansion of the most recent series entry, but they changed to make it a standalone game.

However, on July 21, Ubisoft made the unfortunate announcement that Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora got delayed. In addition, a “smaller unannounced premium game”, intended for 2022-23, was also included in that announcement.

“We are committed to delivering a cutting-edge immersive experience that takes full advantage of next-gen technology, as this amazing global entertainment brand represents a major multi-year opportunity for Ubisoft. We also decided to release in 2023-24 a smaller unannounced premium game, originally slated for 2022-23.

While this additional development time is a reflection of the current ongoing constraints on productions across the industry, we are hard at work to design the most efficient working conditions to ensure both flexibility for our teams as well as strong productivity while delivering the best experiences to players.”

According to Bloomberg, said unannounced game is meant to be Assassin’s Creed Rift. As far as we know, the new installment of the series, currently being developed by Ubisoft’s Bordeaux studio, is set in the Middle East.

Other games are in progress

Along with the supposed Rift title, Ubisoft officially announced the main series title, Infinity. Infinity supposedly contains multiple settings rather than a single one as the previous entries traditionally do. Ubisoft Quebec, who worked on Odyssey, and Ubisoft Montreal, who worked on Origins and Valhalla, currently collaborate for that game’s release.

Infinity does not have an official release date, or even a set year, known to us yet. So far, no delays have hit that title to our knowledge. Though it’s unfortunate Rift hit a delay, it’s always more worth it to wait for a good quality game over forcing a release.

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Erin Vieira

Writer, artist, cosplayer, D&D player, Final Fantasy lover, and Bayonetta enthusiast Erin Vieira says that although they were born amongst mortals, someday they will exist as an unknown entity of the void. There will still be video games there, of course.
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