Ubisoft is currently hosting a live stream with artist BossLogic which will reveal the location of the next Assassin's Creed game. While we're still waiting for the final word, the art drawn depicted during the stream, the musical accompaniment, and rumors from credible sources suggest it'll be set in Old Norse Scandinavia and will heavily feature Vikings.
According to industry analyst and Chinese gaming expert Daniel Ahmad, Ubisoft China posted a notification to microblogging site Weibo teasing an announcement. At 1pm GMT, the Assassin's Creed Twitch page began a stream featuring artist BossLogic drawing a map and working on character modeling. BossLogic also tweeted that he'd been working on the latest Assassin's Creed entry "for the past few months".
Last year, YouTuber JorRaptor and Kotaku scribe Jason Schrier spotted a tease for Assassin's Creed Old Norse edition in looter-shooter The Division 2. The game's version of the Potomac Event Center sported numerous posters that appeared to depict a Norse figure and the word "Valhalla". The figure in the poster is holding what appears to be an Apple of Eden, one of the central tech MacGuffins in the Assassin's Creed franchise.
We don't know exactly when Assassin's Creed: Viking (name and location not final, obviously) will arrive. There wasn't an Assassin's Creed game last year, so it might be safe to assume a 2020 release. If that's the case, it'll coincide with the arrival of the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag was a launch-day title for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, so Viking could well be continuing that tradition. That's not to say it won't appear on current-gen consoles, of course; a simultaneous launch is a very safe bet.
We'll bring you more on what gets revealed during this stream as we get it. For now, you can tune in yourself right here.
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