The next big Assassin's Creed game, tentatively titled Assassin's Creed Red, could be releasing sooner than some people think. According to a LinkedIn post by a business development and brand manager at Ubisoft (as spotted by PCGamesN), the Japan-based title is set to be the "biggest blockbuster for 2024". Hmmm.
To be honest, though, taking information like this at face value is rarely a good idea. Red might well be aiming for a 2024 launch right now, but plans can obviously change. It may even boil down to being a simple typo.
That said, 2024 does make some kind of sense. We know that Red has been in development for at least a couple of years, and that the recent Assassin's Creed Mirage was actually delayed quite a bit internally — and was crafted by a different core team. As such, we wouldn't necessarily take Mirage's 2023 release as an indication that Red will arrive after 2024.
Ever since the coronavirus pandemic effectively halted the gaming industry, Ubisoft as a whole has seemingly struggled to get its schedule back on track. Numerous projects were negatively impacted, and it's been a while since the publisher pushed a genuine blockbuster. It even decided to extend support for Assassin's Creed Valhalla across two whole years.
Of course, if this post is correct, then we could see Red go toe-to-toe (or thereabouts) with Rise of the Ronin — the Team Ninja game that was announced as a PS5 exclusive back in 2022. Surely we won't get Ghost of Tsushima 2 next year as well?
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