Following a previous leak from an Ubisoft employee last year, we may now have a more concrete idea of when Assassin’s Creed Red will finally arrive on PS5 and Xbox.
According to content creator and Ubisoft Partner ‘Bunny’, the “most enjoyable game in the franchise” will launch in November 2024, and there should be an exciting run of trailers and gameplay reveals in the lead-up to what could be one of the best games of the year.
As with any rumor, we’d encourage you to take this with a huge pinch of salt, but there is a solid foundation for Bunny’s timeline, which she heard from a “trusted source”: a world premiere trailer in May 2024, followed by a gameplay showcase at this year’s Ubisoft Forward event, and then a full release in November. Last year, Access The Animus spotted that Arisa Lagunzad, Ubi’s global head of media and partnerships, was looking for new partners for “the biggest blockbuster for 2024.”
Even if the rumor doesn’t materialize, it is all but confirmed (albeit unintentionally) that Ubi is targeting this year for one of its most exciting entries yet – one which we now have higher hopes will make it into our best RPG games list based on Bunny’s testimony.
Interestingly, Bunny doesn’t mention the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Infinity – the central hub that Red, Hexe, and other future AC games will slot into upon release. Whether that’s simply because it’s unrelated to Red, their source didn’t have information on it, or because it’s been pushed back is unclear, but we expect an update from Ubi on that at some point this year.
Recently it was revealed that Ubisoft Shanghai would be assisting the Quebec team with Red’s development. If its history with the Splinter Cell series, as well as its work on Assassin’s Creed Unity is anything to go by, then Bunny’s claim that Red will be the “most enjoyable” AC yet could very well be the case for stealth enjoyers. We’ve already seen the Bordeaux team tentatively reintroduce social stealth elements in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and Red would be the perfect playground for it to return to its former glory (and then some).
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