Potential Assassin's Creed screen leak might confirm Egypt and crafting

As ever, we might have an Assassin's Creed leak on our hands. It can't be easy to keep track of everything as multiple global teams tackle the projects but it looks like this leaked screen confirms the rumoured ancient Egyptian setting. 

While there's plenty of questions regarding authenticity, there's no mistaking that the image on screen is a pyramid, in keeping with the suspected time period of the reportedly codenamed Assassin's Creed Empire.  

The shot's arrived via the Twitter account of Nibel, who seems to be on the inside track for just about everything gaming related. 

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In terms of the screen itself, the name 'Peter Tran' is listed as the admin on screen. That seems to point in several places to a Montreal based 3D artist but there's little to go on. His resume's empty and he doesn't seem to have a complete online presence.

On the pro side it is a very similar menu screen to that of Assassin's Creed Syndicate, complete with skills, crafting and a database. But maybe too similar. Would the game still be using the old fonts and systems if the new Assassin's Creed might not be out in 2017. 

It's possible the old text style and menu could be placeholder, but the very similar art style and the almost, but not quite, existing name attached means I'm wary for now. 

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Louise Blain

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.