New Easter Egg Suggests Next Assassin's Creed Could be Set in Viking Era

New Easter Egg Suggests Next Assassin's Creed Could be Set in Viking Era

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There won't be a new Assassin's Creed coming out this year, following Ubisoft statements that it would be moving away from the yearly release cycle. But that doesn't mean Ubisoft can't potentially tease the location for the next game. At least according to a new fan theory regarding a Division 2 easter egg that was recently discovered.

In a video that's been gaining traction within the Assassin's Creed community, players discovered a poster of a Viking holding what looks like the Apple of Eden. The Apple is one of the Pieces of Eden, the macguffins used heavily in Assassin's Creed games to explain away the war between the Assassins and Templars.

The Apple last appeared in Assassin's Creed: Origins, and it took a back seat in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey to other Pieces of Eden. But if the theory is correct then the Apple could be making a comeback in a whole new time period and historical setting. The Viking era would be a pretty cool direction for the series, and it includes a lot of the staples of recent Assassin's Creed games, that is, varied combat, large open worlds, and ship travel. Though we know that fans are still pining for a Japan-set Assassin's Creed game.

The video also tackles the question of who is going to be developing the next Assassin's Creed. Ubisoft Sofia, the team behind Assassin's Creed Rogue, were briefly rumored to be working on the next title. It could also go to Ubisoft Montreal, with team behind behind Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed: Origins handling the next title. Given Origins' launch in 2017, 2020 would be about the normal 2.5+ year development time you'd have seen under the previous annual releases.

You can check out our Assassin's Creed Odyssey guide for walkthrough, tips, and more coverage of Ubisoft's most recent Assassin's Creed games. Or check out our The Division 2 guide for those tips.

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