It appears a new title really is in the works. Some new leaks have popped up that give gamers an idea of what could be in store for the upcoming stealth-oriented, sandbox assassin game. However, the leak seems to have come from an odd place… specifically, merchandise.
According to Polygon, a collectible keychain was discovered by French gaming website Jeuxvideo-live.com. The image of the keychain is quite telling, as it’s still packaged but allows people to see exactly what it represents. The keychain features a Greek Spartan’s helmet, and the words “Collectible Helmet Keychain” on the side. But, the most telling part about the keychain is what’s on the top of the package, where the title reads: .
Beyond that little tidbit of info we actually have no idea what the game is going to be about, or how it ties into the current mythos.
This information about a new actually isn’t entirely new, though. Last year a source told CinemaBlend that there was a new in development set to take place in Greece.
The interesting thing about that particular rumor was that it came out before Ubisoft had announced , which took place in Egypt. The company announced the game last year during E3 and released it later in 2017, in October, for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
It’s speculated that the source caught wind of the development of even though was the game that came out in 2017. Ubisoft usually has a three year lead on large AAA titles, so it would make sense that the person who leaked the details about taking place in Greece may have come across some assets or other material that one of the teams were working on in order to leak it.
As mentioned in the CinemaBlend article, it’s very likely that both games were in development at the same time, with set to come out first and set to follow a year later.
This would mean that Ubisoft is going back to the annual-outing format for the games.
Of course, the most obvious question comes into play regarding the timeline of events: Homer’s is set almost a millennium before the events of , so how will that work if is supposed to be the origins story?
Some gamers believe the next game could technically pick up from where Aya left off in and establish how she builds the Assassin’s Brotherhood in Greece. This could make sense as it would give Ubisoft ample room to play around with exploring Greek culture without completely messing up the timeline. I suppose we’ll find out exactly what the details are for when the game is presumably announced at this year’s E3 during the Ubisoft press conference. Although, technically, just because the game is announced it doesn’t necessarily guarantee that it’ll release this year.