Assassin’s Creed 2017 heading to the pyramids
Yesterday’s Assassin’s Creed Empire screenshot leak seemingly pointed to an Egyptian or Greek setting for Ubisoft’s next chapter in its multi-million selling stab-happy franchise, but fresh evidence today appears to all but confirm that you’ll be visiting the pyramids when Empire touches down in the not-too-distant future.
A second version of yesterday’s screenshot has popped up online, which offers a zoomed-out perspective on the shot of the protagonist entering a mysterious crypt-like structure. However, it now appears that the crypt is in fact a pyramid, with developer code at the bottom of the image outing Giza as the location. This would definitely corroborate last year’s leak which also depicted an Egyptian setting.
Assassin’s Creed Empire is the rumored title of the new Assassin’s Creed game, which is reportedly due for release in 2017. Ubisoft took a year off in 2016 to reexamine the series, which up until 2015 had been receiving annual installments beginning with Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood seven years ago. Even so, the French publishing giant has conceded that Empire may not launch in 2017 if it’s not absolutely ready.
According to initial reports, Assassin’s Creed 2017 will spawn a brand new trilogy for the stealth-action franchise, which will include an ancient Rome setting. Nothing official has been confirmed at this point, although we hope to hear something on the game at E3 in June.