For a couple of years now, the rumor has been that the next Assassin's Creed game will be about Vikings. These rumors gained more momentum when a poster in The Division 2 showed a Viking Assassin, and since then there have been many more rumors about the game - some real, some fake. A new rumor making the rounds online reportedly comes from sources close to the project, but fans should still take the information with a grain of salt.
According to Daily Gaming Report, citing anonymous sources, the next Assassin's Creed game will indeed be about Vikings. It will reportedly be titled Assassin's Creed Ragnarok, which isn't the first time that we've heard this possible title for the game. Right now, the game is apparently known internally by the codename "Kingdom.
As reported by Daily Gaming Report's sources, Assassin's Creed Ragnarok will be aiming for next-generation consoles, presumably the PlayStation 5 and Project Scarlett. The game is "likely" to continue the more RPG-style of gameplay started by Assassin's Creed Origins, with the addition of naval combat using traditional Viking ships. The game will supposedly bring back a mechanic from Assassin's Creed Brotherhood as well, letting players recruit NPCs to their cause.
One detail in the "leak" is a bit surprising. It's rumored that Assassin's Creed Ragnarok will let players visit Asgard itself and "face the gods," hinting at an even heavier supernatural element in the game than usual. According to the rumors, this will tie in to Assassin's Creed Ragnarok's story of exploring the technologically-advanced people that existed before the events of all the games.
There's been enough leaks, rumors, and official teases to more or less confirm that the next Assassin's Creed game will be about Vikings, though it's unclear if fans can trust any of the other information in this leak. As always, we recommend fans take this all with a grain of salt and wait for official information from Ubisoft before they get too excited.
In the meantime, one has to wonder when Assassin's Creed Ragnarok will be revealed to the public. Ubisoft's E3 2020 press conference seems like the most obvious choice, though maybe if fans are lucky they'll get a reveal at The Game Awards 2019, which is set to take place on December 12.
Assassin's Creed Ragnarok is rumored to be in development for next-generation consoles.
Source: Daily Gaming Report