Analyst Daniel Ahmad has debunked the most recent Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok rumors, including that the next Assassin’s Creed game is “not even called Ragnarok.” According to his information, most of the supposed leaks have been “incorrect.”
“Some of the details are right,” Ahmad, who goes by the name of ZhugeEX on Resetera, said. “Like improved combat or whatever. But in general, they’re not that accurate.” He says rumors involving the follow up to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey could have been entirely made up by someone on the Internet.
The rumors about an Assassin’s Creed game based on Vikings have started from Kotaku. Reporter Jason Schreier, who has an excellent track record when it comes to leaks about Ubisoft’s library, found out that a game about that particular age and location was being developed (and was even teased in The Division 2).
“A few months before this teaser emerged, Kotaku learned from two independent sources familiar with the game that 2020’s Assassin’s Creed, code-named Kingdom, does indeed star Vikings,” Schreier said in his report back in April. “We don’t know much else about the game.”
It could be true that the Kingdom moniker has been used as a code name in the development stage, and that Vikings are indeed a focus of the game. All the additional information coming from Reddit (involving a return of 4-player co-op, among other things) should not be considered reliable, according to Ahmad.
Rumors have also been pointing out that the latest in the Assassin’s Creed saga might be announced at a PlayStation 5 reveal event in February, but, at this stage, and looking at what Ahmad has just shared, it may or may not actually happen.
As with any leaks—supposedly confirmed or debunked—nothing is official until the developer says it.