Ubisoft has delayed the release of the next Assassin's Creed game, Bloomberg reports. The title, internally known as Assassin's Creed Rift, was apparently going to launch in February 2023 — but now it's been moved to May-June 2023. In other words, it's missing out on this fiscal year.
It's a yet another story that suggests there's some kind of production problem going on behind the scenes at Ubisoft. Indeed, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora was only just delayed, and then the publisher revealed that it had cancelled four other titles, including Ghost Recon Frontline.
Assassin's Creed, meanwhile, is obviously one of Ubisoft's hottest properties. The latest entry in the series, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, has made the company an absolute fortune, and is still receiving updates well into its second year on the market (with a couple of really big ones set to launch this year).
The aforementioned Assassin's Creed Rift started life as a Valhalla expansion, but was transformed into a standalone project. According to Bloomberg, Rift is "far behind schedule", which doesn't paint a great picture given that Valhalla was a bit of a mess when it first launched in 2020.
Okay, so what is Rift? Well, we've known for a while that it'll supposedly be set in the Middle East, and might star Basim, who just so happens to be a character from Valhalla. In any case, we'll no doubt hear more about the game in September, when Ubisoft will be hosting its own showcase.
What are your hopes and dreams for the next Assassin's Creed? Are you getting bad vibes from this delay, or will it turn out good in the end? Sheathe your hidden blade in the comments section below.