A couple of months ago, we had heard the rumors that Ubisoft was planning new Assassin’s Creed games. Given that Ubisoft has stated in the past that they are planning on annual Assassin’s Creed releases, this hardly comes as a surprise. However what did come as a surprise was that there were rumors of two Assassin’s Creed games.
One of them is called Unity and it will be designed for next-gen consoles, like the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One. There was also talk about an Assassin’s Creed game codenamed “Comet” that would be targeted at the PS3 and Xbox 360. Ubisoft has yet to officially announce Comet, but speaking with investor’s last night, Ubisoft’s CEO, Yves Guillemot, did confirm that they would continue support the PS3 and Xbox 360 for the foreseeable future.
“We have not disclosed our plan yet for the Xbox 360 and PS3 SKUs [of Assassin's Creed]. However, we have made it clear that as a company we expect to continue supporting both consoles for the foreseeable future.” While this is not an official confirmation, it does seem to hint that there will be an Assassin’s Creed game for older consoles, like the rumored Comet title.
According to the rumors, Comet is expected to be set in either North America or Ancient Rome. The latter does seem plausible as it would tie in with the Caesar’s Comet historical event that occurred at the time of Julius Caesar’s death. In any case perhaps Ubisoft will have more details to share at E3 2014 which is taking place next month, so do check back with us then for the details.