The Assassin's Creed series continues to be one of my favourite blockbuster games. For one thing it's a beacon of stort driven content in a world gone mad on multiplayer, filled with gorgeous graphics and generous heaps of gameplay.
Even so, the formula had started to wear a little thin, reaching peak bleh in 2014 with the release of Unity. 2015's Syndicate was actually a bit of a belter but the damage had been done and it was time for a break.
Wisely Ubisoft decided to do just that, putting hold on a new release for 2016 to spend some time rejuvenating the brand. Recent comments from the company have suggested that they're happy to delay until the product is right, but I'm going to go ahead and assume that a 2017 launch is still very likely.
Now a leaked screenshot has emerged which seems to show some progress made on the rumoured next entry which is called Empire and appears to be set in Egypt. Jeuxvideo has the grab.
It seems to show the ingame menu in a familiar font with a very obvious pyramid. This doesn't 100 percent confirm the setting but it's definitely a compelling piece of evidence.
Otherwise the snap is light on information, unless you're very fond of crafting. It appears to come from the desk of Peter Tran who is a QA veteran in the game industry, lending more credence to the leak.
November 2017 - Assassin's Creed Empire. That's my prediction.