The Assassin's Creed games have managed to cover a lot of different time periods across its various titles, and rumors are pointing towards a more northern-oriented future installment — Assassin's Creed: Ragnarok.
This title will supposedly feature combat on Viking warships and even the possibility of facing gods from Norse mythology, all on next generation consoles and in a more RPG style like Origins.
The game has been all but confirmed through various leaks, many of which seemed deliberate, and they keep coming — yet Ubisoft remains tight-lipped. Apparently, the game will let players "face the gods" in Asgard, their home in Norse mythology. A bit rude, barging in like that and fighting gods in their own home, isn't it? Additionally, the rumors say players will be able to recruit NPCs to their cause like in Assassin's Creed Brotherhood and partake in Naval Combat such as that seen in Odyssey, only this time on Viking warships.
First reported by Daily Gaming Report, the game is supposedly going further back than any of the previous ones. Right now, Odyssey holds that title, being set in ancient Greece during the Peloponnesian War, around 400 years BC. How this will tie in with Vikings being the protagonists is unclear, considering that the people we now know as Vikings existed from the late 8th to the late 11th centuries - up to 1,500 years after the events in Odyssey. Even before that, the Northern Germanic people — Viking ancestors — are believed to have emerged as a distinct people in the early centuries AD.
Of course, none of these "leaks" have been confirmed by Ubisoft, so there is very little reason to believe any of it, especially since many of the leaks don't make sense when taken together. As previously reported by TheGamer, other rumors mentioned exploring several "kingdoms" along the sea, consisting of Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland, that can be conquered through Conquest Battles introduced in Odyssey.
Since everything points in the direction of Vikings, it seems we must wait a bit longer for a game focusing on the First Civilization, the culture that, according to AC lore, predates our ancestry but is technologically much more advanced — something akin to Ancient Aliens. Still, there is no use in dismissing/believing any of the rumors until Ubisoft confirms the next Assassin's Creed game. Nobody knows when that will happen either; although the closest possible date seems to be December 12th when The Game Awards 2019 are taking place.
Source: Daily Gaming Report