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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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a japan based assassin's creed would be perfect
Of course not, killing one of the main character that is in the present was a stupid choise.
That's good. I can't imagine an AC game in modern times.
Why what's the point of a modern one? It would just be a FPS AC.
Since I have intentions of buying anymore of them, I could care less where the new games take place. But, I would like to say that I wish that they would release new versions of AC:II, Brotherhood, and Revelations, with all the modern parts with Desmond cut out and then change the name to something appropriate.I would gladly buy those, so that I can sale the ones I have.
Stop yearly realeses
Fine by me. Doing something culturally unique and historically deep is what the series is about anyway. A modern one'd just be Watch_Dogs, which is probably what Aiden's story serves as a substitute for. The latest I'd probably want to see an Assassin's Creed story is Victorian England with you tracking down a Templar Jack the Ripper. That'd be boss.
It sounds more to me that they wouldn't have the capacity to come up with a setting or a story of their own to do it. It's relatively easy to just make up a character and tie him to events that already happened and just embellish. But this team wouldn't be able to come up with something that hasn't already gone down. I see you ubisoft.
Well, The 18th-20th centuries contains just as many pseudo-obscure settings and characters ripe for the creative freedom and historical irreverence so persistently featured. Make it the 30th century with Robo-Ghandi and Space-President-Eminem. You'd still just hold X, R1, and the analog stick... worst games ever?
I think an Assassin's Creed in the Cold War Era would be great! That time period has all sorts of cool gadgets and politics to exploit. You can help people defect from Russia, mysterious boat sinkings, assassinations, Water Gate, Mesonic Temples were on the rise, spies, and not to mention that the world had opened up for travel by land,sea and air. And to down play gun play... well there usually just wasn't that much gun play to avoid international incidents - mysterious deaths were rampant though.... and mysterious deaths is what assassin's do best!
This is absolutely fine with me.
Watch Dogs is close enough besides I'm done with AC.
I have absolutely no interest in a modern day AC. Glad to hear Japan is a possibility, I would definitely buy that.
Who in their right mind would want a modern day AC game!? The modern day setting in the games is the worst thing about the series. All we want is historic settings anyways.
Does this mean Watch Dogs is delayed?
This is why we have Watch Dogs and Splinter Cell.
see i think it would be cool but i dont think it would because all of the other ones use swords and stuff like that what would modern day people use bats and guns