According to MCV, Ubisoft has been sending out invitations to a February 27th “Assassin’s Creed event” to members of the gaming press. The invites do not mention exactly what the publisher intends to reveal at the press conference, however, the unmistakable Assassin symbol on the cards makes it clear that it is connected to the popular franchise.
MCV announced their invitation to the event on their Twitter account with the above picture and the following message:
“We’ve been invited to a mysterious Assassin’s Creed event on Feb 27th. Anyone else going? Any idea what’s planned?”
During the company’s last earnings call Ubisoft’s CEO, Yves Guillemot, announced that the publisher is currently working on a new Assassin’s Creed title, which will be released during their next fiscal year (sometime between April 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014). With that in mind, the announcement of an upcoming Assassin’s Creed event is hardly shocking news.
While the invite does not provide any clues as to what the subject matter of the next AC game will be, we have heard recent rumors suggesting it will be a pirate-themed game with the title Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. Presumably, this would mean that Ubisoft is planning to expand upon the excellent ship-based combat that appeared in Assassin’s Creed III. Unfortunately, the source for this particular rumor has nothing to back up the claims, so anything to do with AC: Black Flag should be taken with a grain of salt.
Regardless of the subject matter in the next Assassin’s Creed game, the timing of Ubisoft’s event is particularly interesting as it comes just seven days after Sony’s expected PlayStation 4 debut tomorrow. Could this February 27th Assassin’s Creed event showcase the first game announced for the next generation PlayStation console? It’s impossible to say at this point, but it certainly seems like a possibility.
We will keep an eye out for any additional information about Ubisoft’s next installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, and update you with the news as it is announced.