Ubisoft Leak Reveals "Osborn" Where You Fight George Washington’s Descendant

By Spencer . August 15, 2011 . 4:31pm

image Ubisoft is working on a new intellectual property called Project Osborn (temporary title) where terrorism takes place on American soil and one of the antagonists, a source tells Siliconera, is a descendant of George Washington.


John Washington (42 years old) grew up in Virginia. He traced his roots back to 400 years in Jamestown and his family history filled the young Washington with a sense of patriotism. Washington is a West Point graduate where he wrote a thesis on guerilla warfare. In 2003, Washington traveled to Afghanistan where he had a chance to stop Al Qaeda, but the military turned on him and sent an airstrike to destroy his base. While his unit was killed, Washington survived and started the Minutemen to save America… from itself.


Washington believes the nation has lost its way and wants to rebuild the country in the image of its forefathers – Washington’s ancestors. Using his knowledge on guerilla warfare tactics, Washington created a number of terror cells. Ubisoft describes him as a "modern day William Wallace."


"Osborn" is the opposing side in Project Osborn. This group, led by a Navy Seal, is assigned to stop Washington. You get to play the game, a squad shooter with stealth elements, from both perspectives. Battles in Project Osborn are set in America. One mission takes place on the Brooklyn Bridge where Osborn ambushes the Minutemen. In this area you meet a proxy bomber whose family has been taken by Washington. Osborn sends in a squad to diffuse the bomb, but fail to do so in time. The leader of the group apologizes to the condemned man, but doesn’t know what to do. At this point, a prompt comes up for the player to push the man off the bridge.


Project Osborn is said to be in development for high-definition machines. We’ll take that as at least PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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  • What?! This plotline sounds like such a mess. Wow. I would have liked it if it went more the route of an Americanized take of National Treasure meets Assassins Creed, not a HomeFrontian inspired take on the American revolution. 

    • Code

      rar, I think we need a Presidential Fighter instead, everyone’s favorite presidents! rar, Andrew Jackson vs. Theodore Roosevelt, HEAVEN OR HELL, DUEL ONE – LET’S ROCK +o+!

      • SolidusSnake

        Yes, make Benedict Arnold an unlockable character please. I have dreamed of a game like this for a long time and I will be rolling with Abe Lincoln for sure.

        • HistorysGreatestMonster

          Odd. My computer appears to be broken. It’s telling me Benedict Arnold was never actually president.

          • SolidusSnake

            That’s why he’s a secret character, silly. Same with Winston Churchill, Robert E. Lee, Benjamin Franklin and a few other unlockables.

          • ForeverFidelis

            So basically what you guys are saying is that we need a Colonial Basara?

            Hell yes take all my money

          • Code

            I like this, why just limit ourselves, we could have the whole world at our disposal +o+~! I’m totally picturing The Legend of Koizumi featuring important people and world leaders throughout history. BURNING JUSTICE WORLD HISTORIA +o+~!

        • Ryos

          George Washington fatality with the ax of justice? Richard Nixon’s I’m not a crook eye gouge? I see this game going places…

      • Historiata

        President inspired Daisuke Ishwatari music please.

        • Göran Isacson

          I would support this idea with money. SO much money. An ArcSys developed fighter with important American presidents sounds like it’s just crazy enough to be very very cool.

  • If you want patriotism in video game format, look no further than Metal Wolf Chaos.


    • Code

      rar, I still wanna play that game someday T3T

    • blah blah

      4:38 [For great justice,] “GIVE UP ON THAT MAN”
      5:07 “IT’S A TRAP”
      I must have it.

  • #G

    The bridge scene looks like the one from the new Rainbow Six game (http://kotaku.com/5814871/source-new-rainbow-6-might-be-the-most-innovative-shooter-in-years), don’t you think?

    • Yeah, it does and thanks for sending the link I didn’t see that before. Maybe this is the new Rainbow Six then? Our source says the game is called “Osborn” as a temporary title.

  • Setsu Oh

    i m interested in anything ready to elevate the level of videogames to the public. a trip in history? ok fine.

  • Ummm George Washington never had any children.  Martha Washington was a widow and had two girls.  That’s it.

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