Modern day Assassin's Creed possible

Lead writer Darby McDevitt says "there's always a chance," but major draw for the series is element of "historical tourism."

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A modern day Assassin's Creed game is possible, according to comments from lead writer on the series Darby McDevitt today during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

As relayed from the company's Twitter feed, McDevitt said, "there's always a chance, but one of the biggest draws of the series is the historical 'tourism.'"

Past entries in the Assassin's Creed series have been set during various periods in history, including Colonial America, the Third Crusade, and the Renaissance.

Also during the panel, McDevitt offered a more concrete tease about the future of the Assassin's Creed series, saying a feudal Japan setting excites him.

"I think the Shogunate is in a cool era, but it's not up to one person, and whatever we do, we'll make it cool," he said.

Ubisoft also used its Comic-Con showing to reveal an all-new Assassin's Creed comic book called Assassin's Creed: Brahman. It takes place in 19th century India under British rule and stars new hero Arbaaz Mir. The comic will release later this fall alongside Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Discussion

458 comments
Assassin32k89
Assassin32k89

They should do one in the time of william wallace in the year 1275-1305 during the Wars of Scottish Independence the main assassin should be a scottish farmer his name could be Hamish the main plot is that are assassin works with william wallace to free the scottish from the English  and the templars that are the head of the ordile. well give commit on what you think and assassins creed is amazing it has the best details then any other game's iv played  i mean even the online multi players  have a characters past that you can read about and AC3 is amazing but it did fall from the assassin creed story line a tiny bit it's still good though.and i do haft to say Desmond is geating boring.

greenshadow222
greenshadow222

Why is Ubisoft letting the general public decide what games they make?  Do they just not have anyone left to create great games but programmers and painters??  No writers or directors with corporate leadership who have the balls to believe in their own ideas and creative teams??  Where are the creative people in the world who can embrace the original vision of Ass. Creed and keep true in spirit always to that vision?  We gamers welcome change - no we ache for change so don't talk about what little changes you are making to see if the world likes it or not - I can tell you that 13 minute game play trailer was the best reason not to buy AC4  that has come out yet.  Was that the goal??  If you have anything specia or surprising or exciting about the game now would be the time to start hinting about it.  I have to wonder how many great ideas were tossed out by corporate lackeys saying  'that's not gonna sell' . . .

SunnySkyNL
SunnySkyNL

I think it's time we get a AC in Asia with ninja's or samurai, maybe cut loose from the main storyline of Desmond so you can get multiple storylines going from other subjects. I wish they would make a full game in the future for Desmond, all the parts you play now for Desmond feel rushed and unfinished but I guess it's too late to make a full game for that now, maybe a game for another subject that only plays in the future. I will buy AC4 but I'm not sure I would if it was not a PS4 launch game, they are draging the whole Desmond thing on way too long and making up stuff to keep it going, I don't like the thought anymore that all the old important assassins are connected to Desmond and Desmond only.

Icepick_Trotter
Icepick_Trotter

Who WANTS a modern day assassin's creed?

They still have so much Ancient Greece, Rome, China, Japan, WW1 and WW2 to go...

GITY69
GITY69

They really just need to drop the whole desmond stupidity and just make it strictly about historical tourism. The assassin vs. templars is meta story enough, you don't need to include that goober in every game and make us play as his dumbass in boring poorly written sequences. Just give us more of the good stuff. 

YOLOKING3
YOLOKING3

wtf...... what was the whole point of assassin's creed embers...the short story.... they should make a game about that chinese assassins girl.... she looked like a badass

unam10122
unam10122

don't they already have that with watch dogs?

ojplay
ojplay

Why would they stop at modern day, how about the future?

I'm sure they could weave some BS in the story about future memories or something like that.

To infinity and beyond.... and that is just their bank balance.

themc_7
themc_7

truth be told the first time I saw the Watch Dogs trailer, I thought it was gonna be modern day Assassin's Creed haha, but obviously that didn't happen.

moodyfoo
moodyfoo

the reason they are not doing it is because that particular game is suppose to be THE END of the series, the final confrontation, but UBI decided that since they make A LOT of money out of it (the series) they should postpone it indefinitely=$$$

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

Not only possible; it SHOULD have been Assassins Creed 3.  The entire PURPOSE of II was to transform Desmond from the most annoying character in the game to an actual, cool assassin.  Instead Ubisoft decided to just milk the series' teats dry with yearly releases and AssThreed is the result.  I am excited about Black Flag but I am still very angry about 3.  This series SHOULD have ended in the modern day with Assassins Creed III.  Black Flag SHOULD be a wholly new property. 

rad8045
rad8045

Yeah it's called watchdogs.

kryotech
kryotech

I'm really excited to read the novel about an assassin in 19th century India....

gosushi
gosushi

I would very much like to perform the 'leap of faith' from the Burj Khalifa :D :D

duffc25
duffc25

Will someone explain why they haven't made this series into a movie yet?

karan_sethi954
karan_sethi954

Wouldn't it be awesome if we could play as other subjects?
I mean, we play as Desmond, who is actually Subject 17. And, in my opinion, if there's content from the other subjects in these games, and if there's something more on "The Truth', as ACII had, I'll make it sure I buy it day one.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

Let's just be happy with Watch_Dogs people, it looks fricken awesome!

MN121MN
MN121MN

I wished they released a AC in the Far East, it's one of the most unique settings.....

jagcivtec
jagcivtec

WTF is historical tourism?  We play games for the fun, for history enrichment we have The History Channel. Just make a modern day AC and cut the bullshit.

thefinalzapkeet
thefinalzapkeet

Didn't the devs confirm that Watch_Dogs takes place in the same universe?

Barrakas21
Barrakas21

You mean like you supost to do assassins creed 3?that should have been the setting you fucking milkers

Krauklis
Krauklis

At least the first game had some challenge in it. In ACII Brotherhood you became almost immortal, in ACIII people don't even try to kill you. Am I the only on that cares that 10-15 people with rifles are not able to shoot you in AC3? A modern day game would be even worse, would all the bad guys just stand there with their automatic weapons and watch you stab their colleagues?

Haeravon
Haeravon

Who is actually surprised? I thought there would be a modern Assassin's Creed game starring Desmond since the first game.

Chronologo
Chronologo

Assassins Creed 30: 1805-1810 we're almost at Desmond's era, wait a little more

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

I'd love to see feudal japan, medieval britain, ancient greece and egypt, and possibly even world war era game. Modern era is blergh.

Snakepond1
Snakepond1

Just let this series die. They are fucking killing it.

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

You can still have "historical tourism" in a modern day setting.  You just need to pick the right place... a place that's not overburdened with technology and celebrates a nation's roots and history.  I'm sure you can find several places in China that are very old school and filled with old school people despite it being 2013.  Personally I'd find it very interesting to blend the two together.  Because it -is- 2013 you can bring modern elements into settings like this.

Imagine a corporation or the government or something having great interest in a place like this and now you have firearms and stuff in these ancient places, but it's not out of place because it takes place in modern day China and the tech obviously exists.  You'd go from little to no modern presence, to a very modern presence as the government/corporate influence on the area increases.  It breathes new life into the game as it's being played, which to me would help because I really couldn't finish Brotherhood.  I got bored of it early on because it was essentially the same as ACII.

pwnater777
pwnater777

This is stupid. Ubisoft always said that they'd never do anything even up to WWII!

Skhuff
Skhuff

I love how Assassins Creed teaches me history for different regions. Modern day, HELL NO!

ShadowOfKratos
ShadowOfKratos

Personally I think a modern day Assassin's Creed could help bring new elements to the series, and save it from its current saturated state.

NOW DON'T GET ME WRONG, as I don't believe a modern AC would be anything like CoD or Watch Dogs.

Infact I think it would resemble more to earlier versions of Splinter Cell (but imagine the 1st mission of Conviction and add in free-roam). I think it would be perfect and refreshing.

Furthermore, I think Ubosft should also make an AC game about the 1st civilization (playing as Eve 70000 years ago), that would be fresh too.

Lastly, I think they should focus more on the original plots of the story than boring politics of history (not saying they should avoid those, but have them like a side-issue), because both those (Desmond's and Connor's) endings in AC3 were horrible. No more cliffhangers either... please.

wongph
wongph

Assassin's creed: Modern Warfare

tightwad34
tightwad34

I would totally welcome this especially if it changes the gameplay somehow. Don't get me wrong, I like the gameplay but after 4 games in 4 years with the same shit I could use a change.

nait2k4
nait2k4

@duffc25 Michael Bay is too busy with the next Transformers movie, and Uwe Boll is making another BloodRayne (probably). They'll get around to it eventually.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

@thefinalzapkeet 

But Watch Dogs is not part of the Matrix series?

Haeravon
Haeravon

@PrpleTrtleBuBum Assassinating Nazis seeking to dominate the world with evil magic? Isn't that a bit overdone? As for the others, I doubt they'll go back before the 3rd crusades. Ubisoft isn't cool enough to do a greek/rome AC game.

CommandoAgent
CommandoAgent

@Snakepond1 They are now acting just like EA games. EA Games We Screw Everything.

I am still worried about the Command & Conquer F2P. Things can go bad, Well  Sim city did.

ShadowOfKratos
ShadowOfKratos

In short:

Modern AC = Splinter Cell (stealth and climbing) + Sleeping Dogs (melee combat and open-world)

jagcivtec
jagcivtec

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swantn5
swantn5

@Diegoctba depends on what pill they took xD but all joking aside i wonder if it is possble that it might apart of the AC franchise we might know by the ending 

MN121MN
MN121MN

@swantn5 @Diegoctba Watchdogs is a different franchise from AC, though it's fate might end the same as AC's....