While Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed Rogue have just been released, the next game in the franchise has already been leaked.
The game, according to information and assets leaked to Kotaku, will be titled Assassin’s Creed: Victory. While Ubisoft has yet to give the game an official unveiling, the company has responded to the report with a statement confirming the validity of the leak.
“It is always unfortunate when internal assets, not intended for public consumption, are leaked,” the publisher told PC Gamer.
“And, while we certainly welcome anticipation for all of our upcoming titles, we’re disappointed for our fans, and our development team, that this conceptual asset is now public.”
It added, “The team in our Quebec studio has been hard at work on the particular game in question for the past few years, and we’re excited to officially unveil what the studio has been working on at a later date. In the meantime, our number one priority is enhancing the experience of Assassin’s Creed Unity for players.”
A seven-minute “target gameplay footage” video has apparently been leaked, which would typically represent a conceptual mock-up of what the final game should be like. While the video has not been posted online, multiple stills taken from it (in the gallery above) show an impressive-looking game apparently running entirely in real-time using Anvil – the Assassin’s Creed engine.
While Ubisoft has acknowledged that the assets leaked are genuine, it was careful not to confirm any of the details revealed within them or by the Kotaku report.
With “years” of development already completed, the London setting would seem all but certain. However, it’s unclear if ‘Victory’ will be the game’s final name or serves as a temporary working title.
Victory, according to the report, is expected to release in Q4 2015, as is typical to the series. The new game will apparently be released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One only, which would mark the end of Assassin’s Creed on last-gen consoles. Ubisoft will apparently not grace the last-gen platforms with an alternative release as was done this year with the before-mentioned Assassin’s Creed: Rogue.