A concept artist working for Ubisoft Milan has sparked rumours that the next Assassin’s Creed game may contain a Viking-based setting, after posting two images depicting Viking ships at sail.
Michele Nucera, an artist’s who previous work for Ubisoft includes concept artwork for the recently released Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle title, uploaded the two images to his Artstation account on Sunday.
According to PCGamesN, when reached for comment, Ubisoft reiterated Nucera statements that the artwork is for a personal project rather than a new Assassin’s Creed title.
However, some believe that Ubisoft’s denial may just be an attempt to keep all information about the next Assassin’s Creed game under wraps.
It is not uncommon for titles in development to be leaked through concept art being posted on some social platform. It was first revealed that Assassin’s Creed: Origins would be set in Ancient Egypt after a user posted a concept image of the title on the Assassin’s Creed subreddit two years before the title’s release.
However, it is important to keep in mind that very little information has been made available about these two images at this point, thus any suggestions claiming the next Assassin’s Creed title will contain a Viking-setting must be treated as speculation until such claims are indeed confirmed by Ubisoft.
Prior to the release of Assassin’s Creed: Origins, many players suggested that the franchise was suffering from series fatigue; the prime contributor for those asserting this notion being the rather similar Western-centric settings of most titles within the series.
Many feel this issue was remedied when Ubisoft decided to base the latest addition in the series in Ancient Egypt. Perhaps, an Assassin’s Creed title based in the Viking era might prove to be a similarly interesting addition to the franchise?
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