No one can deny Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla‘s success. Valhalla sold more copies in it’s first week than any other Assassin’s Creed game, according to Ubisoft. From that data, you could argue it’s the new fan-favourite in the series. After an incredible launch for Valhalla, it’s no surprise that we are wandering what’s next for the franchise. Fortunately, the digital age is one full of leaks and rumors. Now the question arises: could we see Assassin’s Creed return to France?

Rumor Mill Starts Spinning

On 16th December, an anonymous 4chan user posted:

France. AC is coming in early 2022 (Fiscal year 2021) set during 100 years’ war and will be a dark fantasy take on the setting. Massive battles and huge castles and sh**. Darkest and grittiest AC yet. Sieges from Valhalla are completely overhauled as is stealth and freerun. The game was internally delayed due to covid but is smaller than the past few games. This Assassin’s Creed is a budget title by Toronto and meant to hold over until China in 2023.

Of course, we should never take 4Chan leaks seriously. However, it’s always fun to wander what could be coming next for the franchise. According to the rumor above, we are going to get a smaller title, similar to Rogue, set in France. This game will feature similar to mechanics to Valhalla, with some large improvements.

Assassin’s Creed Unity was also set in France, although it was not well-received. Might Ubisoft be trying to redeem themselves for Unity’s poor reception? If we do see another Assassin’s Creed title set in France, it’ll certainly be a risky move. It’s possible that the similar atmosphere could just remind fans of the series’ past failures rather than becoming a new success.

According to this rumor, the next Assassin’s Creed title will come in early 2022. Ubisoft Toronto are allegedly developing the new instalment.

As mentioned above, take this with a massive pinch of salt. However, rumors like these are always good for one thing: getting the conversation going! Where do you think the next Assassin’s Creed will be set? Would you like to see the franchise return to France? Let us know over on the forums, or on our social media! Whilst you’re here, check out more from our team below:

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