There has been a ton of rumbling and rumors concerning the next Assassin’s Creed title, which many believe will be officially called Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok (though its development code name is AC: Kingdoms). As it stands, this seems likeliest to be the next entry in the franchise because of the flood of rumors, in-game teases, and high-profile corroborations. Nothing is official yet, though, so all information concerning the next entry should be taken with a grain of salt until Ubisoft officially confirms something.
However, this begs the question of when Ubisoft will actually confirm the next Assassin’s Creed title. Whether it truly is the Viking-inspired setting or something else, many may be wondering when the game will be revealed. It is worth noting that every major entry has released late in the fall of its respective year, practically confirming that Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok will fall into that same boat. This means that there’s nearly a year until the game is released.
Considering this, there are three possibilities for an official reveal that we’ve outlined here. In a chronological sense, it is ordered from earliest possible reveal to the latest, which is also the least likely to the most likely.
The Game Awards 2019
Although the Game Awards 2019 is to celebrate games released over the past year, more and more games have been officially revealed or teased here. Last year, for example, the world got its first tease of Dragon Age 4. Rumors this year have indicated that Batman: Arkham Legacy will be revealed at the Game Awards 2019. While that remains to be seen, it is undeniable that this showcase has grown in terms of world premiere and announcements. It would make some sense to get a tease of the game here, but at the same time, it doesn’t really fit the bill when it comes to past Assassin’s Creed reveals.
There’s never any ruling out a random announcement, as the surprise from developers is often welcomed by fans. Perhaps a prime example of this is when new PS5 details launched earlier this year, with no forewarning from Sony. As such, it’s possible Ubisoft will reveal the game at some point early next year, perhaps building hype in conjunction to the major delays to games like Watch Dogs: Legion, or it could even be in response to any serious leaks that could occur. It’s worth mentioning, though, that Assassin’s Creed Origins had a rather significant leak early in the year of its release, but Ubisoft’s silence on the matter did not break. This leads to the most likely scenario.
Based on Assassin’s Creed Origins and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the most likely scenario in which Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok is revealed will be at E3 2020. This means that fans enamored by the idea and who have been following the various leaks have some time to wait, but this situation fits Ubisoft’s pattern the most. Despite the aforementioned leak, Assassin’s Creed Origins wasn’t officially revealed until E3 2017. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey followed suit, being officially revealed at E3 2018. Various Assassin's Creed Ragnarok leaks have popped up, with some likely to be fake, but Ubisoft has maintained radio silence.
This suggests that E3 2020 will play host to the reveal of Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok, which also suggests that Ragnarok will follow a similar marketing and release strategy. Fans of the franchise, then, can reasonably expect to see the game announced at E3 and released the following fall in either October or November.
Of course, it’s worth mentioning that its release could be affected by the various Ubisoft delays, but since Assassin’s Creed Odyssey brought the series back from its franchise fatigue, it’s hard to imagine that Ubisoft’s current flagship wouldn’t launch on time.
Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok is rumored to be in development.