Ubisoft: Feudal Japan Is Just Too Familiar For Assassin's Creed
The acclaimed Assassin's Creed franchise always thrives on historically accurate, wonderfully immersive environments.
The best part is that history is Ubisoft's playground and the options are almost limitless. So, where might they go next?
Well, while many have suggested feudal Japan, Ubisoft's Alex Hutchinson (creative director for Assassin's Creed III) says that probably won't happen. Why? As he said in a recent Total Xbox interview, it's because it's hardly new to the world of video games:
"You could always do it, but the point I was trying to make was that in the broad strokes and scale of history, [feudal Japan is] a theme that's been well-mined in video games. So, Assassin's Creed is one of those games that can take [lesser-known] time periods or corners of the world and make them cool, fun, new, and refreshing."
He added that such a setting would work for a new AC adventure, but he thinks some gamers would respond with, "oh, have I played this?" When asked where the series would visit if it were up to him, Hutchinson said the British Raj is high on his list, and some of the most requested settings have included World War II and ancient Egypt.
There are two installments coming out in November: Assassin's Creed Unity is set in Paris during the French Revolution, while Assassin's Creed Rogue will focus on North America during the Seven Years' War (mid-18th century).
10/29/2014 9:03:08 PM Ben Dutka