New Assassin’s Creed arrives, similar to older games
We know that a new big project in the Assassin’s Creed series is being made - called AC Infinity. But it will be a long time before that title is ready, and Ubisoft does not want any break until then. As Jason Schreier of Bloomberg reports, there has therefore been a change of plan - what was supposed to be an expansion for AC Valhalla has grown into a separate project and supposedly a different game from newer AC titles.
The project, codenamed Rift, will reportedly focus on stealth mechanics (hiding and killing in silence). In other words, it will be more similar to the older Assassin’s Creed games we played before the 2017 series moved into the action RPG genre. It is stated that it will be a slightly smaller game, which makes sense because it was originally planned as an expansion. It is planned for the end of 2022 or (more realistically) for the beginning of 2023.
Nothing has been said yet about the place and time of the action, but it is mentioned that the main and playful character will be Basim Ibn Ishaq whom we met in Valhalla. Without spoiling much to those who haven’t played Valhalla, we can say that Basim isn’t exactly a favorite character in the AC series. It will therefore be interesting to see in which direction Ubisoft will take his story. It is only clear that they are counting on him in the future, as shown by the end of AC Valhalla.
From what is known about Basim, it is possible that we will see his adventure in Constantinople, i.e. Istanbul. If that turns out to be true, it will be the second time we’ve visited Constantinople in the Assassin’s Creed series - the first time it’s been in AC Revelations.