Ubisoft Quebec is leading development on an unannounced "next-gen only" Assassin's Creed title, the developer has told CVG.
The game will be the first major Assassin's Creed title to have been led outside of Ubisoft Montreal, which has led development on all of the earlier core games in the series. Quebec is also assisting in the development of this October's Assassin's Creed Unity.
"It doesn't mean Assassin's Creed is now in Quebec forever," said Francois Pelland, Ubisoft Quebec's executive director of development, "it means we'll take one game in a leadership role and continue to work closely with Montreal. As you've seen before, the collaboration between studios is key for the success of Assassin's Creed."
The news suggests that Ubisoft Quebec could be leading development on a new PS4 and Xbox One Assassin's Creed title due for release next year.
However, it still isn't clear who may be leading development on Assassin's Creed Comet, the widely rumoured PS3 and Xbox 360 title expected to release alongside Unity this autumn.
Pelland added that "the Quebec team is absolutely going to bring something new and something creative" to the Assassin's Creed franchise. "That's a guarantee."
VideoGamer.com has contacted Ubisoft for further clarification on Ubisoft Quebec's title.
UPDATE: Ubisoft has confirmed to VideoGamer.com that Ubisoft Quebec "is ramping up to lead the production of one of the next installments in the series."
"As part of the expansion and development efforts necessary to head up the production of new-gen AAA titles, the Ubisoft Quebec will move to a new, cutting-edge studio just down the street from its current location," Ubisoft added. The move is expected to take place in spring 2016.
Source: computerandvideogames.com, Ubisoft