RUMOR: Assassin’s Creed Codename RED Will Finally End The Series’ ‘Origins’ Formula After 7 Years

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Assassin’s Creed Red, the upcoming Japan-set entry in the popular historical franchise, has rumors suggesting it will be the final entry in the series to follow the more open-world RPG formula introduced to the series with Origins in 2017. While Ubisoft has confirmed the game will be open world, not much else is known about it officially at this time besides the setting. Regardless, this news should not come as too much of a shock given Mirage‘s back-to-basics approach to the series’ formula, reducing the scope in favor of a more tightly curated experience.

Codename RED may finally be the end of the franchise's RPG era.
RED may finally be the end of the franchise’s RPG era.

This information comes courtesy of John Harker, a ResetEra user who has built a reputation for leaking insider information in the past. Not mincing any words, Harker stated very plainly in a post on the site that “RED‘ll be the last of the Origins formula.” No other information was provided than this.

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What Comes After Red?

Very little is officially known about Codename Red at this time aside from its setting and open world nature.
Very little is officially known about Codename Red at this time aside from its setting and open-world nature.

For now, it is hard to say where the Assassin’s Creed franchise will go after Red. However, it seems likely the series will take a step back and keep things simple for a while. The next game in the franchise, Mirage, releases this fall and is highly anticipated for its return to the beloved franchise’s stealth adventure roots, as well as keeping the scope digestible and removing unnecessary fluff such as XP-based progression.

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Fans may not have too long to wait to see how the series will move forward with the Japan-set game rumored to be on track for a 2024 launch. Should this turn out to be the case, it will likely not be too long until Ubisoft releases official word on the nature of its other upcoming entries into the franchise.


What do you think about this break from the open-world formula? Do you think it will benefit future entries, or will this game signal the end of a great era for the series for you? Sound off in the comments and on our social media posts!

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