Netflix is collaborating with gaming company Ubisoft for a live-action series on popular video game Assassin’s Creed. In a statement, Netflix and Ubisoft announced that they will develop a slate of properties based on the best-selling game.
Los Angeles Ubisoft Film and Television head Jason Altman added, “For more than 10 years, millions of fans around the world have helped shape the Assassin’s Creed brand into an iconic franchise. We’re thrilled to create an Assassin’s Creed series with Netflix and we look forward to developing the next saga in the Assassin’s Creed universe.”
Assassin’s Creed presents the duality of life in good and evil. It revolves around a centuries-old conflict between two secret societies: the Assassin’s Brotherhood led by de Nehra and their sworn enemy, the Templars. But unlike how John Milton sees free will and the loss of it in his epic poem, Assassin’s Creed takes the innocence out of the myth and injects it with violence that borders on gore and epic wall-running that mostly defies gravity.
This announcement comes just after news of the next instalment in the game franchise — Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which is set to launch next month on consoles and PC.
The PC system requirements of a much-awaited new title, the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, have been revealed. It will launch on 10 November on PC, PS4, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X — the same day the new Xbox consoles make their debut — and 12 November (US/AU) and 19 November (EU) on the PS5.