A new video from j0nathan, a reliable Assassin's Creed leaker, has revealed more information about the next title in the series.
For months, j0nathan has been been saying there was a project including Richard the Lionheart set during the Third Crusade. His claims now expand to that Ubisoft Sofia was developing this game.
Reliable leaker xj0nathan recently released a video filled with clues, which viewers believe they have deciphered.
The latest claims are that Ubisoft Sofia was developing a spinoff that was closer in style to the Uncharted series. Apparently, it would be unlike the recent games of Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla, instead giving a more linear experience instead of an open world.
The game would be made up of individual 'levels' which are big enough to feel like open worlds, but they would be separate 'stages' or areas in the game.
Reportedly, this game was going to have players take on the role of a bodyguard for Richard the Lionheart as he journeyed though the Crusade and back the England. It is thought that each area passed through on this journey would be a small open world.
However, the project is apparently now on hold. j0nathan states that Ubisoft Sofia is now working on a major expansion for Valhalla, which will be the third for the game. This will be called Project 'Meteor', and it is unknown whether the Richard the Lionheart project will be scrapped completely or just put on stand-by while Meteor is worked on.
It is thought that this development is due to two factors: first that Valhalla has had an overwhelmingly positive reception and Ubisoft want to dive more into the Viking hype, and that developing a DLC is easier than developing a full game during the COVID pandemic.
Right now, we have Wrath of the Druids coming later this month, and Siege of Paris due later this year; believed to be September. This third expansion is thought to come in January 2022. We shouldn't expect a new Assassin's Creed game until at least the end of 2022, but even that seems too early.