If all the rumours and speculations are to be believed, the Assassins Creed 2020 may be called “Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok”.
While developer Ubisoft has not given any details about the next AC title, all rumours, leaks and speculations point to an Early Viking era setting.
The latest simulation inside the Animus’ is expected to take place between first “Assassin’s Creed” and the “Assassin’s Creed: Origins”.
More recently the website Gamerant has suggested that any Ragnarok game could see one character from the series given a bigger role:
That character is Juhani Otso Berg, a master templar who has appeared frequently in the AC comics, despite being somewhat of a background character in the games.
It's suggested that Berg, a former member of the Finnish Special Forces, could be heavily involved and whilst Vikings had little contact with the Finnish, in-game audio files have previously revealed that one of his ancestors was a Viking raider.
This means that this memory could be used for the alleged time frame in the upcoming game. The new game could bring up Osto Berg’s memory to bring up a storyline in the early Viking era.
Further rumours suggest that the game could focus on the rise of Christianity and it’s possible conflict with Norse religions that were prevalent at the time.
The game’s map is rumoured to be spread across Scandinavia and the UK, giving it a vast map expansion and potentially making it twice as large as the one in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
The same rumours suggest the map might even expand into Ireland, bringing Celtic themes into the fray.
Ubisoft's next outing for the series is likely to reintroduce the brotherhood system and a 4 player co-op system.
It's also quite possible that the game would be a cross-generational title, meaning it would be playable on PS4 Xbox One and the next generation of consoles, PS5 and Xbox Series X.
With The Game Awards 2019 now been and gone, any official information is unlikely to arrive until in the new year.
That said, it's not unlike Ubisoft to announce games early in the year, so let's hope we hear something soon.
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