Assassin’s Creed ‘Project Red’ Leaked, Part of Infinity, Could Be Set in Japan: Reports
Assassin’s Creed could be heading to Japan next, as a leak revealed. Several reports suggest that Project Red – a new open-world Assassin’s Creed game – is in development at Ubisoft. The news comes from video game journalist Jason Schreier, who confirmed in a tweet that Project Red is part of Assassin’s Creed: Infinity, described as a live service platform for future entries in the series. There’s also no word on a release window, but rest assured we can expect it to launch on all current-gen platforms – PS5, Xbox Series S/X and Windows PCs.
In a report from Kotaku, listing all of Ubisoft’s cancellations and delays, there’s a brief mention of Assassin’s Creed Infinity, their latest live-service venture, and Project Red. Details are scarce, but according to people familiar with Red’s development, it will be set in Asia – specifically Japan – a setting that has long been discussed internally. Gamesbeat journalist Jeff Grubb also added validity to this claim in his podcast, stating that Project Red will take a similar approach to the modern RPG format while taking place in feudal Japan.
Infinity will be a platform for future AC games including Red
—Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) July 21, 2022
There have also been reports of a standalone Assassin’s Creed title in Assassin’s Creed Rift, which was originally planned for this year but has been slipped into 2023-2024. Responding to a Reddit post, Schreier confirmed that the game will be set in Baghdad, Iraq, after which fans can expect the draft live service to go live.
“After that it will be [Assassin’s Creed] Infinity, and while it will include a bunch of games/experiences/biomes/whatever you want to call them, I’ve heard of the main two and neither of them are Aztec,” he said.
Not much else is known about Rift, Infinity, or Project Red. But Ubisoft is hosting an online event in September called “The Future of Assassin’s Creed”, where we can expect some credible news from the developer.