It's no secret that Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a big game. A hefty lad. A big chungus. Ubisoft's recreation of 878AD England and its many warring regions is big enough on its own, but the most recent Assassin's Creed adventure also offers up open-world maps that cover Norway, Vinland, and even the mythical realm of Asgard.
In my humble opinion, Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a great game, but it does occasionally creep towards being a little too big for its own good. I'm not sure how much bigger these games can get, but it sounds as if Ubisoft has ambitions to make the next entry the largest yet.
Speaking on the latest episode of his podcast (via ResetEra), Bloomberg reporter and industry insider Jason Schreier had some words to share about the future of the Assassin's Creed series. Schreier, who isn't prone to hyperbole, described the next major release as "really big, even bigger than Valhalla".
He didn't have much more to go on than that, but added that he'd heard and believed the reports that Ubisoft Sofia's rumoured Assassin's Creed game has been cancelled/merged into an extra DLC expansion for Valhalla, to release after the major Siege Of Paris update drops later this year.
Previous rumours suggested Sofia was working on a smaller Assassin's Creed game that would be released in between main instalments. While this particular project does seem to have been shelved, Schreier believes we will likely still see a more compact Assassin's Creed game launch before the next big one, which is still "years away" from releasing.
For now, the setting of the next Assassin's Creed game remains a mystery. YouTuber and leaker j0nathan, who first reported on Ubisoft Sofia's project and its ultimate cancellation, previously suggested the next game could take place during the Third Crusade, and include France and Germany as main open-world maps to explore.
It's doubtful Ubisoft will have anything much Assassin's Creed-related to share during E3, so we'll just have to wait and see for now.
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