Ubisoft: No, Assassin's Creed V Won't Be In Fedual Japan
Where will we go in the next Assassin's Creed?
We've already visited several amazing time periods, including the Crusades, the Italian Renaissance, the American Revolution, and the Golden Age of Pirates. But history is full of intriguing eras, so Ubisoft has plenty of options for the fifth entry.
Recently, it was rumored that ACV would take place in feudal Japan, a rumor we've heard before. It's not a bad idea, although I'd prefer medieval Europe. But it doesn't look like a Japanese theme is going to happen, as Ubisoft Toronto Managing Director Jade Raymond told AdWeek. When asked about her favorite historical period, Raymond refused to answer because it would "ruin the surprise" for the next game.
Then she said that while feudal Japan is a good idea, that's not where we're headed in the fifth installment. Said Raymond:
"When we’re building a franchise, we’re thinking of a whole universe and how we’re developing a meta-story that could live on for many years in games and TV. If the story has nowhere to go, then you end up with the video game equivalent of The Matrix 2 or something where it’s never going to be quite as genius."
You should ignore those fake images that have popped up around the Internet, supposedly proving that ACV will be called "Great Fall." Those really don't hold any water. As for the next setting, I don't really care, because I'm sure it'll be very interesting.
2/24/2014 11:28:13 AM Ben Dutka