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The Assassin's Creed series has always freely jumped across the ages, but some fans have longed for a modern day take on the war between the Assassins and Templars. If that's you, don't hold your breath in anticipation.
While Assassin's Creed III gave players a taste of how a contemporary Assassin's Creed might play during its Desmond sequences, I've often wondered what a game set in the modern era (or even near future) might look like. Unfortunately, Assassin's Creed fans who feel the same way might be out of luck, because Assassin's Creed is a historical video game series, and it sounds as though it will stay that way.
During an Assassin's Creed panel at Comic Con, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag lead writer Darby McDevitt talked about how much the Ubisoft team enjoys working with history. "We try to approach history with a sense of reverence and a sense of groundedness," said McDevitt. "We love doing our homework, visiting these locations, and researching real historical details, which we can incorporate into the game. We love making game's based on real historical places, and I don't think any era can be ruled out, but whichever era we choose to do next we will bring it to life in a realistic way. So, I wouldn't expect us to do a modern day Assassin's Creed anytime soon."
While McDevitt went on to say that it would be possible to see an Assassin's Creed game set in ancient Japan and filled with Ninjas, it sounds like anyone's dream of seeing an Assassin's Creed full of flying cars or laser rifles will have to remain just that, a dream.
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After AC-III Do not expect me to buy another Assassins Creed game anytime soon.
Still haven't beaten Brotherhood so yeah, I'll be backlogging for awhile anyways
Thats great news IMO. The main reason that I enjoy AC is because of its historical settings.
I'm ok with that. The historical settings & being an assassin in them has always been the best part of this series.
So I guess it's staying annual then.
That's cool with me. That's what got me into the AC series, the history.
Am I the only person who likes the modern day stuff? I actually found it pretty interesting. I actually looked forward to seeing it.
Good like I said modern day there's nothing historic only chaos. Plus I play Assassin's Creed to learn about the history in the games so glad to hear this news too :)
I could have sworn that Ubisoft gave Ubisoft Paris one of the three 'Assassin's Creed Games in Development'. IF that was true then that should be the 'modern day' game, after all Paris makes the Tom Clancy's games so it would be perfect!
I'm still holding out for a WWII Assassin's Creed. Hopefully they can see there's so much history in it beyond the actual war that all the shooters focused on.
A cold war Assassins Creed would have been sweet, but otherwise I'm still waiting on a Chinese or some cool country to appear.
how bout something Noire like