Ubisoft is on the verge of bringing multiplayer back to the Assassin’s Creed series, and as part of its next batch of games, to add. Aptly titled Assassin’s Creed Invictus, the upcoming online-only title will look to bridge the gaps between the series’ traditional tales, and its modernized open world RPG entries. Turns out, the middle ground in which it will base itself around will grasp onto modes that found a platform back in the Brotherhood and Revelations era, and also make room for a slew of new features, too. So, plenty to look forward, all things considered.
It’s still a fair ways off yet, what with it running alongside several other Assassin’s Creed projects, but it’s definitely en route. However, before it arrives, here’s everything you should know about it, including its premise, modes, and potential release window. Assassin’s Creed Invictus: what is it, and when can we expect to get our next peek?
What Is Assassin’s Creed Invictus?
So, what exactly is Assassin’s Creed Invictus? Well, to put it short, it’s a standalone multiplayer game set in the same Templar and Assassin timeline as, well, every other Assassin’s Creed game released to date. As for which time period the game will be set in is still unknown, though the general consensus seems to gravitate towards it being a multi-tiered era—a nexus, of sorts, that will feature various backdrops, characters, and feuds. Honestly though, it’s a little too early to comment on it.
As a reminder, Assassin’s Creed Invictus is just one of several projects that is currently being developed by Ubisoft and its long network of subsidiary studios. And with Assassin’s Creed Mirage set to launch in 2023, this does give us reason to believe that Invictus won’t be out for at least another year or two yet.
It’ll be a multiplayer game at its core, so chances are there won’t be any story mode, per se, but more a thread of compressed online episodic exploits. Does this mean there won’t be any co-op campaign or ongoing seasonal events? Who knows. At this point there’s no telling what will come included with the base game, let alone the time periods that’ll make the cut. But if we had to hazard a guess, then we’d say multiple eras would make the most sense, as there would be more creative ways to trial new maps, characters, and loadouts.
Of course, we should still take into account the title itself, which is Invictus. To put it short, Invictus means “unconquered” in Latin, which means there’s a strong chance that the game itself will be packaged in an Ancient Rome setting. As it’s a working title, however, there’s nothing to say it won’t take place elsewhere.
This is where things go a little haywire, thanks to the Ubisoft Forward event sharing next to no information on the matter. That said, if Invictus is anything even remotely like Brotherhood or Revelations, then there’s a chance it’ll feature a variety of modes, which could include a hide-and-seek mode, as well as a timed assassination one. Truth is, we don’t actually know which features will make the slate, much less the gear and general cosmetics it’ll incorporate. For what it’s worth, though, we do know that the online modes in the older Assassin’s Creed games received high praise on a global scale. So, unless Ubisoft is going down a different route, there’s a strong possibility that Invictus will look to expand on these core modes and wrangle in something else entirely. Only time will tell on that one, unfortunately.
Assassin’s Creed Invictus was first teased as part of a series of announcements during the Ubisoft Forward livestream event that aired back in late 2022. On top of Invictus, which served as a minor reveal compared to its heavier counterparts, Ubisoft also touched base on Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Assassin’s Creed Red, Assassin’s Creed Hexe, and Assassin’s Creed Infinity. If all goes according to plan, then we should be seeing Assassin’s Creed Mirage hit the shelves on October 5, 2023.
Fortunately, Ubisoft is an absolute monster of a company as far as its workforce goes, so we needn’t worry about a single team being at the helm. To clear up any confusion, though, Invictus is going under the guidance of Ubisoft Quebec, a studio that currently houses Marc-Alexis Côté, the Vice President Executive Producer of the whole Assassin’s Creed franchise. So, no need to fret over who’s keeping an eye out for it, basically.
Other than the Ubisoft Forward showcase that aired late last year, there isn’t a whole lot of material to gloss over at this moment in time. And as far as an actual trailer goes, Ubisoft has yet to tease one of any kind. But who knows what’s around the corner? Perhaps we’ll see something breach the channel at some point before year’s end? Until then, it’s back to twiddling thumbs and speculating.
Release Date, Platforms & Editions
As it currently stands, there is no release date set in stone for Assassin’s Creed Invictus. That said, with Assassin’s Creed Mirage currently serving at the frontline in Ubisoft’s ongoing franchise continuation, a 2023 launch is unlikely. What’s more, with both Codename Hexe and Codename Red also in the pipeline, chances are it won’t even drop for another couple of years. If we’re lucky, then it could theoretically release in 2025, maybe? However, it’s anybody’s guess at this point.
Interested in staying up to date with Invictus? If so, then be sure to check in with Ubisoft over on its officia social feed for all the latest updates here. If anything major changes ahead of its launch, then we’ll be sure to fill you in on all the details right here on gaming.net.
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