We know a new Assassin’s Creed game is in development and we know news about it is expected sooner rather than later. What we don’t officially know is the setting but for time different signs and stories have been pointing to an Assassin’s Creed set in Ancient Egypt. Of course Ubisoft haven’t commented on the rumours, but now it appears those rumours hold water. A new apparent leaked screenshot for what has become known as Assassin’s Creed Origins shows a character on a small boat.
According to Reddit, where the image first popped up, the game is mainly being developed by the Black Flag team, who know a thing about boats. The objective on the left says Assassinate the Crocodile, which I am assuming is a title for a character and not an actual crocodile. The second says Follow Shadya to Khenut’s Villa. The name Khenut could refer to a queen of Ancient Egypt. According to Wikipedia Khenut was around during the Fifth Dynasty which lasted from 2494 to 2345 BC, so Origins could be the correct name and the story could be about the founding of the Assassin’s guild.
Of course this is all rumour yet but we should hear more soon.