While not officially announced, Bloomberg reported in February that Ubisoft was planning to release a smaller-scale, stealth-focused Assassin’s Creed game this year or in 2023.
Codenamed Rift and starring Assassin’s Creed Valhalla character Basim, the title was originally planned as an expansion for the most recent series entry before being spun into a standalone game last year, it claimed.
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On Thursday Ubisoft said it had delayed Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and “a smaller unannounced premium game” to its next fiscal year beginning in April 2023.
The smaller game is Rift, according to Bloomberg, which reported on Friday that Ubisoft has pushed its release window from February 2023 to May-June next year.
Rift is reportedly set in the Middle East, including Baghdad, with development being led by Ubisoft’s Bordeaux studio.
While previous series entries have taken place in specific historical periods, Infinity will reportedly be a platform for future Assassin’s Creed games containing multiple settings that can be expanded over time.
It was claimed this week that Assassin’s Creed Infinity will include a game with an Asian setting, possibly Japan.
Ubisoft recently said it plans to “unveil the future of Assassin’s Creed” in September, when it’s set to hold a multi-game showcase.