Not too long ago, it was rumored that the next Assassin’s Creed game is titled Origins, will feature naval combat, and will include settings such as Egypt, Greece, and beyond in an open world capacity. Although all of this information has yet to be confirmed by Ubisoft, it seems as if another bit of scuttlebutt regarding the forthcoming title has made its way online, as what appears to be a new screenshot depicting the succeeding installment in the action-adventure franchise has leaked on the web.
Thanks to a post today by a now deleted and absconded Reddit user, as seen in the screenshot below, Assassin’s Creed fans can get a gander at what might be the tentatively titled Origins‘ protagonist sailing on a small schooner into a port city. Additionally, should those with eagle eyes look a mite closer at the upper left-hand corner of the screenshot, a couple of objectives read to “Assassinate the Crocodile” and to “Follow Shadya to Khenut’s Villa,” intimating possible clues of the setting, as Khenut was an Egyptian Queen during the Fifth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom from 2375 to 2345 BC.
While Assassin’s Creed fans should certainly take the screenshot with skepticism, it’s worth mentioning that the imagery in the picture does sync up with other rumors currently floating around that the next game in the franchise will have elements similar to Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, and will contain a large open world and two main characters. Plus, as mentioned by the original Reddit poster, it’s reiterated that the Black Flag team is working on the sequel, and will bring back modern day sections, while also using a revamped version of the Anvil Engine to create more seamless transitions through the world.
Should the above image be a fake, one has to admit that its creator did a very convincing job to make it look like an actual product from Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed team. In truth, though, it appears to be legitimate, especially if one compares the character in the picture to an earlier screenshot leak that depicts someone wearing the same pair of pants and wielding the same shield on his back.
Bearing all of this in mind, it will be interesting to see if this particular Assassin’s Creed rumor starts to take shape as the real deal. With Ubisoft having taken a break last year with the franchise’s typically annual release schedule to rest the series and focus on other endeavors, it seems as if the fan base is already eager for another entry, and this screenshot has barely whet their appetites, so hopefully the publisher and developer will have some news about the new game at E3 2017.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins is currently unconfirmed as an official project at this point in time.