The heavily rumored Assassin’s Creed Empire has been a topic of conversation amongst many, with fans expecting a 2017 game. Ubisoft decided not to release a new game last year, since they didn’t want the series to feel oversaturated. It seems like those conversations are about to get more intense, since the new game might be a soft reboot.
According to trusted internet gaming personality shinobi602, there’s a big chance the new Assassin’s Creed 2017 game will be a soft reboot. This means that the game’s story will be more self-contained and should be easy for new players to jump into. Since it is a “soft” reboot, none of the previously established mythos will be erased, they just won’t be mentioned.
Plenty of interesting rumors have surrounded Assassin’s Creed Empire, making fans assume it won’t just be a typical Assassin’s Creed game. While these titles are fun, there’s no denying that the formula hasn’t changed much since the second game. Black Flag – the fourth game – was praised for feeling different from a typical AC game, which is a semi-troubling statement.
Some rumors have stated that the new Assassin’s Creed title will take some cues from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Considering how that title is one of the best open-world RPGs in modern gaming, there are worse influences to follow. It seems like Ubisoft wants to make the series feel big again, especially after the negative reception of the film.
Empire State of Mind
With E3 coming soon, that seems to be appropriate time to unveil Assassin’s Creed Empire, or whatever it’s called. This game was supposedly leaked in a list of reveals for the event, along with the next Batman game. As far as rumors go, these were fairly enticing and fans are hoping to see both games unveiled in June.
Assassin’s Creed is one of Ubisoft’s biggest franchises, if not their biggest, so it’s easy to see why they’d reinvent the formula. In recent years, Ubisoft has been criticized for overdoing open-world titles with multiple side objectives for players to finish. Many are hoping that Empire does this, since games like Ghost Recon: Wildlands have made the genre feel old and unoriginal.
No word yet on when Assassin’s Creed Empire will be released, though a date could be given during it’s E3 reveal. In the meantime, fans have Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Black Flag and Unity to enjoy. There’s also the 2.5 spinoff Chronicles titles, which have gotten decent reviews.