The storm that met the release ofAssassin’s Creed Unityhas only just begun to abate, but todayKotaku reported on a leak that they received, detailing the content of the next instalment in Ubisoft’s ever ambitious franchise. A sad day for Ubisoft, and surely some heads will roll if they can work out who couldn’t keep their mouth shut, but for the fans? Well…
Murder at Westminster (image via Kotaku)
EntitledAssassin’s Creed Victory, the next instalment, being developed by Ubisoft Quebec, will find itself set in VICTORIAN LONDON (!!!).It’s a vastly rich setting, there’s no doubt, and one sure to play host to an outrageous array of exaggerated cockney accents and Holmesian sleuthery. The environment available to the writers could provide the set for innumerable hijinks – and that’s not even considering London’s famed Underground network which must be earmarked for an appearance.
Interesting to note is that it will be Ubisoft Quebec developing, as in the past this role has stuck with the studio in Montreal, with the Quebec branch having contributed in the past developing DLC for AC3 and Black Flag.
In an official response to the leak, Ubisoft said the following:
“It is always unfortunate when internal assets, not intended for public consumption, are leaked. 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. 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.”
The latter portion of the statement seems placed to soothe persisting community rage about the fragile state of Unity at release, but largely the statement represents the first confirmation. Looks like we’re off to London town then guv’.