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Assassin's Creed Aztec rumour squashed

Assassin's Creed character Basim, who will return in Rift.

Dont expect to see an Aztec setting for Assassins Creed in the near future – despite a high-profile rumour to the contrary.

Yesterday, a claim the next Assassins Creed game would be set in the Aztec era gained traction online, sourced from a Twitter user who had previously leaked details of fellow Ubisoft series Far Cry.

Now, Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier has debunked the Aztec claim – while also corroborating Eurogamers reporting earlier this year that Baghdad would be featured in the franchises next title.

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“The next AC game is Rift, which is set in Baghdad,” Schreier wrote on reddit. “After that will be AC Infinity, and while thats going to include a bunch of different games/experiences/biomes/whatever you want to call them, Ive heard about the main two and neither of them are Aztec.”

Rift is the codename for Ubisofts next Assassins Creed release, which is being designed as a smaller, stealth-focused experience compared to the series recent mammoth games.

Bloomberg previously published details of Rift back in February, and stated it would feature popular Valhalla character Basim.

At the time, Eurogamer noted it had also heard details of Rifts production, including plans for it to feature Baghdad – a detail Schreier has now repeated.

Infinity, meanwhile, is the major Assassins Creed project being worked on by Ubisoft Quebec and Montreal – both of the franchises two lead development studios. It will reportedly feature multiple time periods, settings, stories and characters with additional parts of the game launching over time.

Ubisoft has said it will “unveil the future of Assassins Creed” in September, following ongoing fan celebrations of the series 15th anniversary.

Valhallas ambitious post-launch content also now has an end date, with the games final epilogue due to be added as a free update at the end of the year.

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