In news that will come as moderately depressing for some, and an assurance for many more, Ubisoft has admitted that there is no end in sight for the Assassin’s Creed series, despite words to the contrary.
Last year Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag director Ashraf Ismail made it clear that there was an overarching plan for the Assassin’s Creed series, with an end in sight. Ismail may have made his point clear, but sky-high sales make a point clearer...
In an interview last year Ismail said "So there is an overall arc, and each iteration has its place inside this. We have an idea of where the end is, what the end is.” He continued; “But of course Yves Guillemot announced we are a yearly title, we ship one game a year. So depending on the setting, depending on what fans want, we've given ourselves room to fit more in this arc. But there is an end."
Well, that was last year. Now lead writer for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt has revealed that might not be strictly true. "There's been a bit of confusion," he said. "This storyline has an ending, but because all of history is open to us we see the universe as a Doctor Who type thing. There are so many possibilities we don't want to definitively end the universe, but we can have storylines that have endings."
It’s still unknown what the next Assassin’s Creed game will entail, but we know that we can’t be far from an unveiling if Ubisoft keeps sticking to its yearly schedule. An email in Black Flag’s modern day section gave rise to a number of potential settings for the series, including the Wild West, Victorian London, Feudal Japan, and even the ‘Summer of Love’ across America’s Pacific coast.
Now that the Assassin’s Creed series’ scope is pretty much unlimited by any previous events in the series, where would you like to see it taken next?