Assassin’s Creed Stealth Spin-off Would Not be Arriving for a While, unfortunately. Reportedly, Ubisoft has chosen to push back the release of Assassin’s Creed Rift, the next stealth-oriented installment in the time-hopping action series.
The publisher gave an announcement on Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and a “Small unannounced premium game” have been delayed during its latest quarterly earnings report. Both of the games are expected to release sometime during the company’s next fiscal year beginning April 2023.
Assassin’s Creed Stealth Spin-off Would Not be Arriving for a While
A follow-up report by Bloomberg states that the unnamed premium game is, as a matter of fact, the next Assassin’s Creed title. Ubisoft has reportedly pushed back the release of Rift from February next year to sometime between May and June. As stated by Bloomberg someone familiar with the game said its development is “running far behind schedule”.
We should expect to hear more details this September when Ubisoft says it would reveal “the future of Assassin’s Creed”. At the moment, we have only heard rumors that rift would place a much greater focus on stealth and return to the middle east.
Ubisoft’s upcoming line-up Looking Thin
The delay in the two games is quite the blow to Ubisoft’s upcoming line-up. The last Mainline entry in the Assassin’s Creed series is the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which was released in the year 2020. This new delay simply means that the fans would be left waiting for almost another three years before they can get their hands on the series’ next installment.
While chunky gaps between triple-A sequels are usually par for the course among the publishers, it is something that Ubisoft has tended to avoid. The Assassin’s Creed Series has broadly stuck up to its annual release schedule. That Ubisoft would be bucking that expectation this time around might point to the faith it’s placing in Assassin’s Creed Infinity – an upcoming live-service platform that would tie together future entries in the franchise.
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of hope
But the much wider fans would also likely get disappointed by the delays. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora was originally expected to release later in the year, most likely in December to tie in with Avatar: The Way of the Water. Without it, Ubisoft sales this year are looking kind of thin.
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of hope is at the moment expected to launch on October 20, while the new seafaring multiplayer brawler skull and bones would be launching on November 8.
That is only two blockbuster games, one of which is a Nintendo Switch exclusive, While the other has gone through nearly a decade of development hell. With neither of them set to release this summer, Ubisoft won’t be making their fans happy this summer.
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