Rumours have long been swirling about Ubisoft's follow-up to Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Thought to be all about vikings, the supposed codename for the game is Kingdom. However, according to new scuttlebutt doing the rounds online, Assassin's Creed Ragnarok will be the name of the upcoming sequel.
One or two sources have shared this information and more. Allegedly, Ragnarok -- if that's even the real name -- will take place around 800 AD, will delve deeper into the First Civilisation storyline, and will feature a map covering Scandinavia and England. A now-deleted Reddit post tells us you'll play as a male or female viking named Jora who becomes an assassin during the game. It also says the recruitment system from Brotherhood is back, and that there will be mythical locations and characters to discover. Gameplay will apparently be largely the same as Odyssey, including stints of modern day story. Finally, it's said that Ragnarok will be a cross-gen title, releasing a version for both PlayStation 4 and PS5 next year.
All of this should be taken with a pinch of salt. It's also suggested that the game will be officially revealed early next year, possibly during Sony's inevitable PS5 unveiling. Everything in these rumours sounds pretty plausible to us, but the sources are questionable at best, so don't get too attached.
What do you think of all this? Is Ragnarok the subtitle for the next Assassin's Creed? Is all of this total baloney? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.
[source reddit.com, via dailygamingreport.co.uk, resetera.com]
The last 2 installments have turned assassins creed into must buys again and the developer deserves great credit for that
Odyssey was quality so I'm defo getting the next Creed game whenever and wherever it is set.
It's nice to see that AC is well thought of again.
Haven't played one since Black Flag, which I enjoyed but got completely side-tracked by life on the waves! (and the very good mobile app).
After that .the next assasin creed will be in Japan.playing as a ninja assasin.word up son
and before anyone says BuT ThErE iS No SuCh ThInG aS a FeMaLe ViKiNg remember that AC takes from mythology and there were shield-maidens in norse lore and some experts think they did exist in real life too (for example on an episode of Time Team they dug up a viking settlement and found the grave of a woman buried with a spear and shield not to mention the The Birka female Viking warrior)
I hope this is real
I find it funny, recent AC periods are following my daughter's history curriculum. First Egypt, Romans (bit at the end of Origins), then Greeks, now Vikings. According to this pattern next AC will be WW2.
@JoeBlogs i take it you didn't see some of the posts when Odyssey announced that you can chose between a male or female character
some people get bent out of shape about the silliest things, i suppose in Odyssey's case historically there were no Spartan female warriors but it's just a game although it does kind of fly in the face of the lore of the series, your supposed to be viewing the memories of other people so technically you shouldn't be able to chose their gender or make dialogue choices anyway (and the excuse used in Odyssey was pretty bad) because it just leads to things like what happened with Odyssey's DLC where they have to take that away for the sake of the story
You know I'm excited for this one.
@JoeBlogs i remember the fuss about BF1 i guess people forgot that the French resistance had a lot of female fighters in it but there was definitely some similar things about Odyssey
but it's the internet so you just know it's going to kick off somewhere
@jswhitfield8 i know right, personally i thought Kassandra was the better of the 2, much better acted and defined, it's almost as if they originally only had her as the playable character but then at the last minute panicked and added in Alexios
on a side note Layla was wholly uninteresting and i still think Callum Lynch from the movie would have been a better choice for the modern character
All I really want is for there to be no microtransactions in the game and no grindy gameplay that the MCTs are sold as a solution for that problem.
I just want a good AC game with no MCTs, is that really too much to ask?
The current AC games are good games but it really annoys me that they are call Assassins Creed.
Wish they’d do Japan!
I haven't played an AC since Black Flag, and honestly I'm not that interested in the franchise, the current installments looks pretty fantasy-inspired and not History-inspired, and the RGP elements looks forced, again I haven't played them so I really don't know. Let's see if this Ragnarok turns out to be interesting so I can jump into the series once again.
Any BIG game releasing in the last quarter will almost certainly be released on both Generations and I would expect a few games that release through 2020 to get the inevitable next gen release too. Its been that way for many generations now so why expect any different.
Look at the games that released on PS4 at launch - obviously Killzone and Knack were kept for PS4 but all the other games were multi-platform, multi-generation releases. AC4 Black Flag, CoD Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Fifa, Madden etc. Some 'older' games released later - Last of Us, Tomb Raider, Metro games...
If the games we are seeing released that have unlocked resolution/frame rate modes are backwards compatible and benefit from the extra power on the new gen consoles, I do wonder if we will see so many ports - especially those claiming to be remastered that have only had a bump up in resolution. For example, Respawns Star Wars game has a performance mode that runs between 40-50fps on average but could that run at 60 (or more) via BC? Can they unlock the Resolution too? It seems other games run Dynamic Resolution and could hit 2160p instead of hovering around 1440p. Multi-platform games have been built to run at 4k for more years than the iterative hardware - 4k was a PC option - and with the iterative consoles offering dynamic resolution and unlocked frame rate modes that currently don't hit their cap (2160/60), BC could essentially replace the 'remaster'. Games would need patching to change the visual settings - like increase the LoD draw distance, Lighting/shadow/reflection quality etc as well as change any 'caps' - like increasing the Frame rate to 60fps if capped at 30fps on PS4 - but BC could still give a 'remastered' (God of War 3 more than Skyrim) boost - more than last gen to current gen boost - especially if you currently only play on base hardware...
Still need to finish odyssey, loved origins, series is so much better now so much to do and good story, will probably finish odyssey in time for the next. Played every AC games, but syndicate was the first one i could actually finish, and origins was just wow.
If AC: Ragnarok and GoW: Ragnarok release around the same time that would be kinda funny. Unless GoW is GoW: Fimbulvetr and we gotta wait until PS6 for GoW: Ragnarok, which would really suck.
still waiting for that Japanese game
Let's go pillaging some rich monasteries on the English coast!
So long as the lead is Lagertha played by the actress from Vikings tv show I will be a very happy bunny indeed!
I thought the next one was going to be Assassins Creed: Legion, and set during the Roman Empire
Ehh, I'd have to see it first. I'm not keen on spending 200+ hours in a new environment doing basically what I did in Odyssey. I'd rather see a return to the Unity formula, but with a name like Ragnarok, and considering the recent success of God of War, I really doubt we'll ever see another AC game like it. More than likely this will just be Odyssey 2.0.
@thefirst Ghosts of T-shirt sounds like an interesting game. 😂 I’m envisioning a game where you play as a factory worker at a haunted clothing factory.
Man this always tears me up. No way I can afford a PS5 at launch, and that's never a good idea to do anyway, but that just means I'm going to get the watered down version unless I just wait.
Unless they can make it the same game of course. Unlike how Shadows of Modor or whatever did, where the PS3 game was nearly unplayable, and the PS4 version was a true gem.
But kinda what they did before worked well for me... I got Rogue, and I really loved it! Interesting and different take on the story, but still very familiar, and played perfectly, while Unity was a bit of a joke and broken. Though, Unity and Syndicate were the first games I got when I got my PS4.... I guess I could just pre-order and get the PS5 version, I mean, I'll be getting that system eventually.
Odyssey is one of my favourites this Gen, i adore the game so yeah i'm happy if this all true.
For people like me who only really have time to play the main campaign and not grind out side quests its a solid NO, unless they get rid of the "time savers" grind avoidance fee. I really resent being charged more to play a game because I am busy.
@FullbringIchigo (some) people got bent out of shape because it was the game developers claiming it was historically accurate whilst putting women on the front line with prosthetics and nail riddled cricket bats, if I remember rightly. You can't claim historical accuracy then fabricate what happened. Women didn't fight on the front line. Not even with cricket bats. That's not to say there weren't a lot of brave women involved in different areas, like you say the French resistence, spies or medical personel, but they still weren't on the front line fighting. It's fair enough to give people gender choices in games but, to avoid confrontation, don't claim to be historically accurate. People just get too offended these days. Off on a tangent... I decided to start playing RDR online again the other day. My character is a native American. I googled to see if they had introduced any new native clothing while I'd been away but found instead arguments about whether it's offensive to play as a native American. Jeez, next they'll be saying only women should be playing the Tomb Raider series. They're games, there's an element of fantasy in all of them.
@Eldritch yeah you can't say anything now a days without some one getting in a tissy about it
for example Square Enix on a facebook post said the Stadia version of FFXV will be getting new content in the form of special missions so i said, "why can't this come to all the other versions to?"
next thing i know i'm getting post ranging from "grow up" to people calling me a butthut f****t (and if your wondering the short form of that word is a 3 letter term name for a cigarette), it's ridiculous
i just start blocking them in the end
@Bagshot I am almost there myself bud.
@FullbringIchigo Ah, the childish name calling. Always a sign the person who's talking to you is a well informed, non judgemental, intellectual.
@Eldritch i know, it's always an honour when they grace your post with their presence isn't it
@FullbringIchigo I don't care who you play as. It didn't bother me that you could play as a female Spartan, even though they weren't a thing. It didn't stop Odyssey being my favourite AC game. It's just a game in the end.
It's only a problem if they're making the claim that the game is historically accurate, and this is what happened, like with Battlefield V.
@FullbringIchigo I remember that, they should never have bent the knee. They had a story they wanted to tell, and a tiny, tiny minority got absolutely outraged because one of the plot points took away a choice in service of the story. It was pathetic, like they were being forced on real life to have straight sex 😂 it's like they don't understand this is how babies are made.
@JoeBlogs good reason for that though, there was no women on the frontline in the British military, and one of the campaign missions based on a real mission was changed to female. It was unnecessary, there is many, many true examples of women fighting in WW2, they didn't need to change the gender of any of the real heroes who did these things. It seemed disrespectful to me.
There was a genuine Badass female sniper squad that killed hundreds of Nazis, I would have loved to have seen their story. There was no need to change history, while claiming to be historically accurate, then tell their fans to "read a book".
It was poorly handled
@Eldritch you've said it better than I ever could tbh. I'm not very good at getting my thoughts across 😂
@oldschool1987 Thanks. Though you seemed to put it across well enough to me. lol
@Eldritch I ramble, I write it as it pops into my head, and don't bother reading over what I've put to make it more coherent lol.
@SmokeBombClock my launch ps4 says hi😁 if it werent for early adopters there wouldnt be any late ones. Unload that ps4 and save some scratch my friend. I dont think you'll be disappointed.
@JoeBlogs the campaign of BF1 was absolutely incredible, and quite poignant in parts, especially the opening level. I found nothing about it overtly unrealistic. My problem was how they claimed BFV was going to take the care and respect they put into WW1 and do the same for WW2, but they gender swapped historical facts, and called the fans sexist for even asking questions lol.
And I never said the game having female combatants bothered me... At all, I didn't even suggest that, in fact I was careful to make it clear that this isn't what bothers me. So you can shelve that low key insinuation that I'm "sexist". You're acting like EA, but being a less obvious about it.
I'm a married man, I have a daughter. There is nothing more important in my life than women. Its absolutely OK to point out bs by EA regarding historical accuracy, and insulting fans for doing so. Why is everyone so quick to screech "sexist" at anyone asking the question.
And don't pretend your final sentance wasn't that.
@JoeBlogs If I misunderstood your comment then I genuinely apologise, I'm sorry! I thought you were being snarky lol. I get comments written similar that are like that. Happy to admit I'm wrong here though.
And yeah, I know a video game can't recreate real war conditions, I know, I'm a front line soldier who's deployed many times lol. I meant only in the terms of the stories they're telling, and they're response to genuine fan criticisms of their claims.
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