According to a report over at Bloomberg
has a new standalone Assassin's Creed
title in development that "won’t be a massive open-world role-playing game" but instead focus on stealth gameplay. Apparently development began as an expansion for Assassin's Creed Valhalla
before morphing into its own thing.
As per the report, its codename is 'Rift' and it's on track for release later this year or sometime in 2023. It's set to star Basim, a character from Valhalla and will be similar in scope to recent games. So, a full sized experience -- apart from the whole not a massive open-world thing. Ubisoft responded to the Bloomberg report by stating that it doesn't comment on rumours, so we'll have to wait and see if this turns out to be true.
What's cool about this is that it sounds like a return to the Assassin's Creed of old, and will most likely launch ahead of the planned live-service take on the franchise called Assassin's Creed Infinity
. Which is reportedly going to serve as a hub of sorts for future games in the series.