There has been speculation that the beta version of one of Ubisoft’s four upcoming games has been leaked, but the company has not commented on the matter.
Some gameplay footage from an Assassin’s Creed Infinity game has apparently surfaced on Reddit. Codename Jade, an open-world mobile game set in Imperial China, was unveiled by Ubisoft in September 2022, along with Red, Mirage, and Hexe.
As a result of the hacked video, links to a beta sign-up have appeared online, however they haven’t been promoted via the official Ubisoft channels.
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Let it be known that the video has not been officially identified as belonging to an Assassin’s Creed game before we go any further. The Redditor who posted the video claims it was shot in Jade’s beta, however the beta is called “Codename Explore” on Facebook.
Jade is the only mobile game Ubisoft has announced as part of the Infinite announcement, and it is set in Imperial China at the time of the Tang dynasty. The official video reveals period-specific architecture, with on-screen lettering stating “Ancient China, 215 BCE” as a bird flies above a vast metropolis with walled-in pergolas and towns. The two and a half minutes of gameplay and fighting scenes shown in the leaked Codename Explore film (opens in new tab) have a colour scheme that looks quite similar to the world of Jade.
Of the two new Assassin’s Creed games that Ubisoft announced in September—Hexe and Jade—Hexe is the one that piques my interest the most. All we get to see in the teaser clip for the big reveal is a mysterious talisman made of twigs hanging in a forested area. It’s really evocative of Blair Witch, and adding a dash of pagan horror would be a welcome change of pace from the usual hack-and-slash action seen in Assassin’s Creed games.
We suggest waiting until Ubisoft makes sign-up information public before actively seeking entry to the Codename Explore beta.
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