A new Assassin’s Creed game is allegedly in the development at Ubisoft and is named ‘Rift’ and it will include a character from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla called Basim, also, the game is going to have a release date soon, as per Ubisoft.
Basim, the master assassin who had a key part in the events of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, will appear in the next game. Rift, like Valhalla, Odyssey, and Origins, will apparently not be a big open-world RPG, with a purposely narrower scale and a stronger focus on stealth.
Assassin’s Creed Rift: Release date and more discussed
According to Bloomberg, the upcoming Assassin’s Creed game, codenamed Rift, is set to be launched in the last quarter of 2022 or sometime later in 2023. The project appears to have begun as an extension for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, but Ubisoft opted to expand it into its own game if only to help fill up their very empty release calendar.
Rift is expected to have a release date before Assassin’s Creed Infinity, which Ubisoft said in October is not a free-to-play game but would broaden the series’ scope with live-service components.
Eurogamer confirms Bloomberg’s information about the game and adds that it may be situated in Iraq’s capital of Baghdad.
Its total global scale will be equivalent to one of Valhalla’s or Odyssey’s separate map sections, and it will depict more of Basim’s early days before he became a skilled assassin.
Returning to a Middle Eastern setting with more stealth-oriented gameplay may place Rift as a direct sequel to the original Assassin’s Creed – or precursor, considering the series’ long history.