Rumours have begun to circulate online following a corroboration of sources by ComicBook.com, indicating that the next Assassin’s Creed game will be set in Greece.
The title, which has reportedly been scheduled for a autumn 2019 release, has reportedly been in production since early 2017 and will release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Once again, the series appears to be omitting the Switch. Furthermore, rumours emerged in 2015 that the then-unnamed Assassin’s Creed: Origins would be set in Greece, with Ubisoft eventually opting to set the game in Egypt, so the rumours are something of a smoking gun.
The series has not been known for strong confidentiality and security, with recent releases being particularly leak-heavy. Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Syndicate were both leaked ahead of time, so significant revelations of this nature are not out of character for Ubisoft.
Along with ComicBook.com’s sources, the site also dug up an old tweet from series art director Raphael Lacoste, who snapped a picture whilst on ‘vacation’ in Greece last year:
Meteora , Greece 2017 pic.twitter.com/YmiV2G38Ep
— Raphael Lacoste (@raphaellacoste) August 17, 2017
Whilst Lacoste assured that the trip was merely a vacation, he could have been there for some location research or inspiration.
In the replies to this tweet, fans noted that story-wise, too, hints indicate that the next game will be in Greece:
Watch the signs behind Merva. 😉 Udjat, Omega, Pi. 👀 pic.twitter.com/9Rp6OvNyFs
— Graf Louis von Rabenstein (@Son_of_Sekhmet) August 17, 2017
Of the three symbols in the background, two—Omega and Pi—are Greek letters, while Udjat is Egyptian.