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Next Assassin's Creed to be Set in Baghdad, According to New Report

The next Assassin's Creed will reportedly focus on Basim, from AC Valhalla.
The next Assassin's Creed will reportedly focus on Basim, from AC Valhalla. / Image courtesy of Ubisoft

A new report claims that the next Assassin's Creed title, Rift, will be set in Baghdad, Iraq.

The Assassin's Creed franchise has explored a number of historical periods and cultures over its lifetime: from Syria in the 12th Century to the 9th Century invasion of the British Isles by Vikings. With Ubisoft showing no signs of slowing down the franchise, many have speculated where the games could be heading to next.

A post recently surfaced on Reddit which claimed that the next Assassin's Creed would be covering the Aztec. Bloomberg's Jason Schreier responded to the claims, instead revealing that the next installment would infact be set in Baghdad.

Schreier linked to his own report published back in February 2022 which discussed that the next AC game would be titled Rift, and was originally set to be an expansion to Valhalla before evolving into its own title.

According to Schreier's February report the game "won’t be a massive open-world role-playing game like previous recent entries, focusing instead more on stealth gameplay, and is planned for later this year or 2023."

Valhalla character Basim, originally from Baghdad, will have a role to play in the unannounced title.

In the Reddit reply, Schreier follows up by saying that after Rift will be Assassin's Creed Infinity which will include a number of different "experiences/biomes." Of the two that Schreier has been made privy to so far, neither are set in the Aztec.

Elsewhere, Ubisoft have relisted Assassin's Creed Liberation HD on Steam, following the announcement that a number of older Ubisfot games would be losing online functionality.