What did you want?
This morning, Ubisoft took part in a good old fashioned tease as they steadily revealed the “setting” of the next Assassin’s Creed game. I know.
Yes, it’s a very caveat-filled event. Ubisoft teamed up with artist BossLogic (Kode Abdo) for the reveal, who slowly brought more details into focus in Photoshop over the course of several hours. As you may recall, the next Assassin’s Creed game was expected to be a Viking-era adventure. Well, it looks that way!
BossLogic hit us with howling fjords in what seemed like a cool summer’s eve, then tipped his hand with icy crags half an hour in. Then the castle came, followed by another hour of smoothing the environment. At the two-hour mark, some NPCs were filled out that gave us an even bigger clue, followed by boats two and a half hours in. Six hours later, the potential protagonist was filled in.
Note that given the wide topographical berth that the Vikings conquered beyond Scandinavia, the setting could include a Europe-hopping epic, much like Ezio’s story. More details are coming at some point, like these things usually go, but it seems very clear that the next Assassin’s Creed was going to be revealed at E3 2020 during Ubisoft’s yearly presser.
Now, Ubisoft, among other publishers, is pivoting in a scattered fashion, appealing to people who have plenty of time to watch these reveals. Expect more of these before June rolls around.