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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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I'm hoping that near the end of Watch Dogs we find out Aiden is fighting templars.
I'm fine with that. As long as they can do something to revitalize the series. In my opinion it's starting to stagnate.
First pirates, and now possibly ninjas. Just be done with it and make one with all zombies. Or are they including that as DLC for AC: Pirates of the Caribbean?
Assassins Creed is overhyped. I'd rather play a fresh new ip like Watch Dogs. Not wasting $60 on garbage like Assassins Creed IV. I think even COD does better with annual releases. I was so disappointed with AC III but I tried to enjoy it because even the $30 that I spent on it didn't seem to be worth it.
Ubisoft screwed up when they made this an annual release franchise, if they do the same with Far Cry i will hate ubisoft
Isn't that what watch dogs is?
A modern day one would have taken all my respect for the series away in an instant.
That would be really lame anyway so good lol
Still waiting for my feudal Japan AC game.
How about one where you play as Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward? As you use your assassin-like journalism skills, you discover that the scandal goes higher than just political motive. It's actually a plan to conquer the world. In the AC universe, Nixon was actually a Templar and the DNC was holding the apple of Eden in their HQ. Imagine all the action of moving a plant from a table to the floor of the balcony. And there'd be amazing stealth segments like getting into multiple taxis to hide your trail as you meet Mark Felt.
A modern day Assassin's creed series would scare me. I shudder to think of the horrors and the cliche things that could happen to the series after that.
Initially I thought that could be a good idea but I see now wouldn't make sense for Ubisoft to bring Assassin's creed to the modern age. With their releasing of games like blacklist and watch dogs, two games that would be something very akin to a modern ac game, things at the company would start to get a little too similar.
That's fine. I would love to see an AC game set in Asia.
How about the origins of the assassins. The first assassin who started it all.
Good. That's respectable to stay true to the series.
we might not have to expect it anytime soon, but we all know its gonna happen some time.