Since Ubisoft releases yearly installments of their popular Assassin’s Creed series, fans are waiting on the developer to make an announcement on this year’s entry. However, it now looks like gamers won’t simply be playing Assassin’s Creed 5 this holiday season as a report by Kotaku on March 19 announced the possibility that the franchise will instead by broken up into two distinct titles releasing later this year.
The leak was unveiled after Kotaku received documents about the two games on Wednesday which revealed information alongside screenshots. Apparently, the Assassin’s Creed franchise is being split up this year so that different entries can be made available across the two console generations. The first new title rumored to release in 2014, codenamed Unity, appears to be set during the French Revolution and will only be available for the Xbox One and PS4. The second game, which is tentatively titled Comet, will launch only on Xbox 360 and PS3 alongside Unity.
Since the images for the possible next Assassin’s Creed series were leaked and not released by the developer, fans should take into account that they depict an unfinished product shown in an early state that wasn’t meant to be seen shown publically.
Ubisoft recently spoke about how the historical era of each Assassin’s Creed title was chosen and the developer provided hints at when and where the next game would be set, both Feudal Japan and the French Revolution have been previously suggested.