According to recent rumors, the next Assassins Creed title will be set in Greece, and is due for release late in 2019. As always with rumors and leaks, remember to take everything with that big grain of salt.
According to certain sources, the game has been in development since 2017, which is when we saw Assassins Creed Origins released. Ubisoft saw a good deal of success with that title. The game felt more polished and engaging than previous titles because the publisher gave their studios a longer time to tweak and finish the game. This makes more sense when we consider the rumors for the new titles suggest that game wouldn’t be releasing until late next year, which would be around a 2 year development cycle.
Greece as a setting is an interesting one to say the least. I think beyond the amazing opportunities the developers would have at creating interesting landscapes of architecture for our Assassins to leap and climb around, It would be particularly interesting with its’ lore. Depending on the era in which they decide to set the title, there could be some great opportunities to play with the way those cultures saw gods. Visiting various temples dedicated to the worship of specific gods would be awesome. Puzzles based upon the element or abilities those gods are known for could also be very interesting.
Assassins Creed Origins managed to raise my expectations about this series again. The title was not free of issues, but overall it was a fantastic experience with tons to do and an engaging world to explore. Hopefully, we will see the same level of detail and polish for this new title. Being as far away as it is, who knows when we might see Ubisoft announce anything about the title. Hopefully we might get to see some kind of a teaser from this year’s E3, although that might just be a bit of wishful thinking.