Is ‘Assassin’s Creed: Comet’ Ubisoft Quebec’s First Major Project?

Assassin’s Creed: Comet could be the next game helmed by Ubisoft Quebec. It was recently reported that the developer behind the Tyranny of King Washington DLC for AC3 and Freedom Cry DLC for Black Flag is working on a new standalone game.

Some gamers didn’t really like Freedom Cry, not because of the story, but because the controls and difficulty had changed too much from Black Flag, and now we know why. We can only hope that their next effort is a little better made. On the more positive side, they also developed the homestead for AC3 and the island hideout for Black Flag. They have potential.

It wasn’t specified what the new project would be that the named division would be working on, but we do know that Ubisoft has been planning a last-gen game to be released alongside Assassin’s Creed: Unity. We just haven’t seen any official confirmation about what the game might be titled or what it might be about.

It has been heavily rumored that Assassin’s Creed: Comet could be centered around the Templar Shay Kenway, son of British privateer turned Assassin Edward Kenway.

It hasn’t been announced what the game is that Ubisoft Quebec is planning to work on, though Assassin’s Creed: Comet seems most likely. Executive director of development Francois Pelland stated about moving on from simply contributing:

“The difference now is that it’s an entire game. Yes, there will be stuff that we learn as we go, but the bottom line is that every one is super happy and [honored] to do it. This a studio which slowly but surely built up a great foundation. We have around 350 people, which compared to Montreal is small, but is actually pretty large.

“Now is the time that we’re ready to take on some heat and take the leadership on a big game. We feel like the team here is more than ready. We’re passionate and excited to take on the leadership of this game and it’s an ambition the team has had since its foundation.”

Assassin’s Creed: Comet might not be the game they’re working on, though Pelland never directly said it would be a next-gen game. They will however be contributing some work to Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

Could there be a second game this year for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, or is Ubisoft Quebec planning to create the last-gen entry for this year by themselves?

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