Ubisoft has had a rough few years, experiencing financial decline and lukewarm success with recent projects like the Mario + Rabbids sequel. However, the company isn’t giving up yet. According to sources from Insider Gaming, Ubisoft is planning to invest heavily in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, with four games currently in development, including Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Codename Red, Codename Hexe, and Codename Jade. In addition, three other projects, codenamed Nebula, Raid, and Echoes, are in the early stages of conceptualization and prototyping. Each game will be developed by different studios and offer unique gameplay styles that differ from previous Assassin’s Creed titles.
Tom Henderson from Insider Gaming has also revealed that the Assassin’s Creed franchise will return to its annual release cycle, with major entries offering significant differences from the previous games. The first game in this renewed annual cycle, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, is expected to be released around August of this year, followed by Assassin’s Creed Nexus in 2023. The tentative release dates for future titles are Codename Red in 2024, Assassin’s Creed Invictus in 2025, and Assassin’s Creed Hexe in 2026.
However, it’s important to note that these release dates are subject to change, as the internal release dates are currently uncertain. Ubisoft has a history of experiencing delays, as seen with projects like Skull & Bones. It’s not surprising if at least one of these projects ends up being unexpectedly delayed further into its corresponding year.
According to Insider Gaming, the other three Assassin’s Creed games currently in their prototype phase are not expected to be released anytime soon, as games like these typically require a minimum of 5-6 years of development time. However, Insider Gaming’s sources suggest that Codename Red is in good shape and will focus on stealth with two playable characters.
It’s important to keep in mind that this information regarding Ubisoft’s upcoming titles is still unconfirmed and subject to change. While these projects are currently in the planning stage, they could be cancelled before they come to fruition. Assassin’s Creed Mirage, on the other hand, is set to launch in 2023 on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC, Stadia, and Amazon Luna. The game will be available on PC for Ubisoft+ subscription users.