Ubisoft will release the next-generation Assassin’s Creed game in 2022, and 2021 will be dedicated to supporting last year’s excellent Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with further updates and extensions. It is reported that the next game in the series will be developed by Ubisoft Sofia, with support from other studios within the company.
The source of this information is the French YouTuber and publisher xj0nathan, who recently claimed that Ubisoft will focus on two paid expansions and free content updates for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for the remainder of this year. YouTuber doesn’t have any significant details about the next game in the series, beyond its claim that it was developed by Ubisoft Sofia, the studio responsible for Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Curse Of The Pharaohs DLC and 2014’s Assassin’s Creed Rogue.
Based on Ubisoft Sofia’s previous work, the game YouTuber is talking about maybe another minor title or spin-off rather than the next main entry, but mentioning other teams that support seems to suggest something a bit bigger. What we know for sure is that 2021 will be dedicated to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, so let’s enjoy what’s left of the latest release.
It should also be noted that the YouTuber does not provide any information regarding the setting or timeframe for the next game, but previous rumors strongly imply a medieval Chinese setting. The artwork recently re-emerged by Ubisoft Montreal concept artist John Bigorgne showcases traditional Asian architecture, most likely Chinese, surrounded by guards and several small straw houses. Also, in the foreground, there are two figures on robed horses bearing the emblem of the Assassins.
It’s unclear whether these pieces from Bigorgne are official or if they worked with great ideas in their time. However, Ubisoft concept artist Michele Nucera shared some of the Assassin’s Creed artwork through her ArtStation in 2018. This piece was named ‘Vikings Village’ and would later be linked to 2020’s Viking RPG. So these concepts might someday be, if not for anything a formal capacity.