Kotaku has learned that the new Assassin’s Creed game is Assassin’s Creed Victory and will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in autumn, 2015.
This new entry in Ubisoft’s annual open-world action series, slated for release in the autumn of 2015, will take us through the dirty back alleys and rattling stagecoaches of London during the Victorian era, a historical period that fans have wanted to see in an Assassin’s Creed game for quite some time now.
Victory is something of a shift for the series in a few ways. For one, this is the first Assassin’s Creed game helmed by Ubisoft’s Quebec studio, as opposed to their primary Montreal office, which has led development on the biggest Assassin’s Creed releases since the first game in 2007. Earlier this year, the Ubisoft Blog teased that Quebec would be heading up a future game in their annualized series, but they didn’t say much more about it. This is that game.
Of course, just about every major Ubisoft game is developed by teams of hundreds that work across all of their studios across the world, from Canada to China. But it’s significant to see an Assassin’s Creed game led by a new team. Ubisoft Quebec also developed downloadable content for Assassin’s Creed III (The Tyranny of King Washington) and Assassin’s Creed IV (Freedom Cry).
We also hear that this will be the only main Assassin’s Creed next fall—unless something changes, we won’t see two separate entries like we did this year with Unity and Rogue, according to a person familiar with goings-on at the company. Next year, Assassin’s Creed is sticking to current-gen platforms and seemingly leaving the Xbox 360 and PS3 behind.