Because of a 4chan “leak”, a lot of rumors started floating around on the internet that Ubisoft’s next AC game “Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok” will be a cross-gen game with a 2020 release date. It has since been confirmed that the 4chan leak was fake hence disproven.
The leak claimed that the game, codenamed “AC: Kingdom” is developed primarily by Ubisoft Montreal. It also listed the actual name as Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok. The leak went on further to say this new Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok will take place in Scandinavia and England as well as other small locations. The time period will be 845 AD and players will take on the role of an Assassin once more, as an ally of Ragnar Lodbrok.
Although the false leak was quite interesting and featured several images, it all turned out to be fake. In actuality, the images were recreated in Unity using Unity Blacksmith Assets that are available for free.
The Blacksmith was a real-time rendered short film inspired by Old Norse mythology that was published on YouTube on March 3, 2015. Someone used the same assets from that demo, rearranged it to look slightly different and leaked it online saying it was Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok.
Even though this 4chan leak has now been debunked, there are still a lot of clues that suggest the next Assassin’s Creed is set in the Norse era. A very interesting poster was spotted by players in The Division 2, which featured a Norse God dressed in black and white with a Viking helmet holding something that looks similar to an Apple of Eden. Above him, there’s a text that said “Valhalla”.
Although this 4chan leak has been debunked, it is still likely that Ubisoft is working on an Assassin’s Creed game which may or may not be revealed at E3 2019 – Monday, June 10. Till then, it is best to sit tight and wait for Ubisoft to reveal whatever they are working on.