According to Kotaku the next major installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise will be titled Victory and will be set during the 19th century London.
Kotaku’s information comes from somebody “familiar” with the game and will apparently arrive in the fall of 2015 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. It will also be developed by Ubisoft’s Quebec studio instead of the Montreal crew who have been in charge of the series since 2007.
Kotaku also believe that Victory will be the only Assassin’s Creed game of 2015, meaning Rogue could potentially have been the final last-gen Assassin’s Creed ever.
So, exactly what is know about the new game? Well Kotaku apparently got shown a leaked 7-minute demonstration video which began with an assassin clambering up the side of a building before zooming off to quickly show some side-missions, including carriage racing, immediately begging the question will we be able to get around London using a horse-drawn carriage? The video also demonstrates a battle atop a carriage where the Assassin fights off some Templars while attempting to maintain balance. Other additions seemingly include the ability to change outfit, such as donning a top-hat to better fit in.
Finally the biggest change was the Assassin using a grappling hook to swing across a railway station and initiate an air-assassination on his target. If the grappling hook is a tool always at the player’s disposal it could alter the flow of the game quite a bit.
For all of its technical problems Unity was a hell of a game when things came together. If nothing else it teased what Assassin’s Creed could be, and with any luck Victory might just live up to that teasing.