E3 2019: Ubisoft predictions, rumors and expectations

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What we will see: Assassin’s Creed Vikings

There is not a new Assassin’s Creed game coming out this year, but there is one coming out next year, and we more or less have confirmation on what it is thanks to a tease (and then independent verification from journalists with very reliable sources) from one of the oddest of places.

Ubisoft’s recently released The Division 2 had posters all over its “Potomac Event Center” that seemed like a tease for something that was very obviously the next Assassin’s Creed game when you took a good look at it, and it also very obviously involves Vikings.

A few years ago, an Assassin’s Creed game taking place during Viking times might have seemed odd, but Assassin’s Creed has changed what the series is over the last couple of entries, and it’s been for the better as it looks more creative than ever before. Now it’s just an excuse to run around different time periods having cool adventures and infusing historical accuracy with the mythology of the time in an enjoyable way.

I, for one, had not been a fan of basically the first decade of Assassin’s Creed games but when they made a major change to the formula with Assassin’s Creed Origins, I got interested in the series for the first time in years. I’ve enjoyed the time I’ve gotten in with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey thus far so I’m potentially very excited to see what the series can do in a Norse Vikings settings (can we maybe get a God of War crossover on the PlayStation version?). We’ll very likely get our first glimpse of what that is at this year’s Ubisoft E3 presentation.