Assassin’s Creed to Continue to Focus on Historical Time Periods, Present Day “Not the Point”
Assassin’s Creed‘s story has taken the franchise to the Middle East, Italy, Turkey, the original North American colonies, and the Caribbean. The series will not stop there, and it has been reiterated by Lead Writer Darby McDevitt that historical locations will continue to be focus of the franchise going forward, despite how much of the story is rooted in the present.
Shogun-era Japan, Victorian London, the French Revolution, Wild West, and Ghengis Khan-era Asia were all alluded to in the game’s latest entry, 2013’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Mr. McDevitt did not outright dismiss these as possibilities for the game’s next setting in a recent interview: “I will say that fans definitely think alike. We have the same goals for the series, let’s say. I’ll leave it at that. We always want to surprise.”
“You’ll notice we’ve never ever marketed the present day,” Mr. McDevitt added, reiterating the developers focus of producing historical worlds, “The backbone of this series is visiting different time periods and bringing them to life. A lot of hardcore fans really like the present day stuff, and while that’s the bookend and narrative wrapper of this series, that’s not the point.”