Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed developer Ubisoft is known for including clever hints and teases to its future games in its present lineup.
You may recall that Watch Dogs 2 hid a fascinating teaser for a space game codenamed Pioneer in a side mission, a title that is still yet to see the light of day.
Now, players have found something particularly interesting in The Division 2, Ubisoft’s latest title. In the game, as you’re exploring the ruins of post-apocalypse Washington D.C., you can come across a poster of a Viking holding a mysterious orb.
Players have pointed out that this orb is the Apple of Eden, a deeply important artefact from Assassin’s Creed lore. It adorns the walls of a few buildings in the game, with text that reads ‘Valhalla’ at the top of the symbolic art piece.
Whilst this alone doesn’t fully confirm the Viking setting, Kotaku’s Jason Schreier would later report that two of their sources have corroborated this info, and that the game is codenamed Kingdom.
So it looks like the next Assassin’s Creed will be taking a leaf out of God of War’s book and venturing into Norse mythology. Ubisoft already has the combat experience with For Honor, so it will be interesting to see how they handle this new setting.
Regardless, it won’t be coming this year, as Ubisoft has previously confirmed that it is skipping the yearly cycle to drop a new Assassin’s Creed in 2020, which is most likely when we’ll see the next console generation.