The next Assassin's Creed game hasn't been announced by Ubisoft yet, but there are already many suggestions out there that Ubisoft is working on a new title to follow on from 2018's Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
Apparently, Ubisoft's next title will be called Assassin's Creed Ragnarok, and though no concrete information about the game exists, rumours abound that it'll feature Vikings, four-player co-op and a massive open world based on Europe and Scandinavia.
Though there have been crumbs of information released in various Assassin's Creed Ragnarok leak posts online, Ubisoft has not announced the title, nor responded to any of the leaked information, and industry experts have repeatedly poured water on the idea of Ragnarok.
But that's not stopping fans from speculating about what the next game may or may not contain.
Assassin's Creed Ragnarok will probably feel very different to previous Ubisoft games
Assassin's Creed Ragnarok: Fans request 2020 game features a different kind of open world
Over in a post on Reddit that's gained a lot of traction and debate, one fan of the series notes that they wish for the game to be a narrative-driven game.
"I hope Assassins Creed 2020 will be narrative-driven game [with a] great story, like the Ezio trilogy and Black Flag [games]. [I hope it] has great characters like Ezio, Bayek and Edward Kenway, [and] no choices or [gender choice] – just a single character."
(We've tidied the post up grammatically for clarity).
In a reply, another user comes up with a great suggestion – that Ubisoft should split the franchise into two arms: 'RPG Open World' and 'Narrative focused Assassin lead smaller world'.
"I enjoyed Odyssey and Origins well enough but neither felt like a game where I was playing an assassin," writes bluefold.
"Having two releases that are clearly separate but of the same world would be pretty cool."
Assassin's Creed Ragnarok release in 2020 may give a minor character a major role
With the fanbase torn over the new direction of Assassin's Creed – a game with more in-depth action-RPG combat, loot systems, damage numbers and no unique assassinations via hidden blades – this seems like a pretty elegant solution.
"With Ubisoft saying they are wanting to release 5 AAA games in 2020/2021 I wouldn't be mad if Assassin's Creed became a split franchise," bluefold notes.
This refers to Ubisoft's announcement that it plans to release 5 triple-A games by March 2021, with three of those titles coming out by the end of this year (December 2020).
Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Gods and Monsters are likely the three games that are pegged for a release soon – they have all been announced, then subsequentially delayed, by the company.
As for the other two titles hinted at by the publisher? It seems incredibly likely that they are a new Far Cry title and Assassin's Creed Ragnarok.
Ubi's tentative promise to release more games by March 2021, then, could tell us that Assassin's Creed Ragnarok will hit shelves in the first quarter of the PS5 and Xbox Series X's life – an exciting prospect for series fans.
We'll keep you updated as we hear more about the unannounced game.
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