Survey hints at Assassin's Creed's future

Online poll distributor GMI Survey soliciting gamers' opinions for next installment in popular franchise; new leading character, setting, game mechanics offered up as questions.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood launched a month ago alongside rave reviews. The game is set in Rome, with Ezio reprising his role from Assassin's Creed II. Those not keen on the leading man, the setting, and other game elements now have a means to let publisher Ubisoft know of their displeasure.

Online poll distributor GMI Survey is currently conducting a survey asking players what they would like to see in an upcoming Assassin's Creed title. It is unclear whether or not Ubisoft commissioned the survey, or if the proposed ideas are being genuinely considered for a Brotherhood follow-up. Further, the survey is available only to those who identify themselves as males from the United Kingdom.

That said, some of the new game design concepts hinted at in the survey are increased movement speed, enhanced eagle vision, online and offline cooperative modes, deeper team-based multiplayer, and others. The survey also indicates that Ubisoft might be planning to more deeply connect with other Assassin's Creed projects. Alongside Brotherhood, Ubisoft released Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy, a Facebook tie-in title that connected with Brotherhood.

The survey also questioned gamers about future narratives in the series. The survey asks players if they would enjoy playing again as Ezio and continuing his narrative outside of Italy, or if it’s time to "play as another Assassin, in a different historical time period."

Those interested in participating in the online survey can do so here.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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metalliod
metalliod

Only two ideas...Greece or Turkey.Maybe they should introduce a new character with some change to the Assassin robe and equipment.I think Greece should be better because Greece has been a historic cultural advancement for all of Europe.

mazniq
mazniq

@selia_lahugeea- guess I was right only about Constantinople, but not the time... Ottoman it is :)

ritamartin
ritamartin

WE WANT IT 1- HISTORICAL 2- EMOTIONAL 3- TOUCH THE SOUL 4- LOGIC and TWIST 5- MUSIC ! MUSIC !

ritamartin
ritamartin

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brandon1810
brandon1810

i dont think it'll be in japan, maybe americas or egypt because, not to be racial or anything but in all the AC's, there is a resemblance, for example ezio altair and desmond all resemble each other and have the same scar and i can't see that resemblance in japan where he would stick out

WickedSion
WickedSion

I could see something like the revolution happening if the Templars during the 1700's plan to move their following to the america's...Benjamin Franklin could be like the new Da Vinci...Possible some "National Treasure' like settings. Also England has many beautiful established settings during this period. The trip to the Americas could be an second part like Brotherhood was. ...but I would prefer something like Hong Kong/Shanghai during the early 20th century or earlier...I think it may be the marathon of Bruce Lee movies fogging my judgement. Could add more to the combat part of the game...perhaps even mix China/Japan by means of traveling.

AmphibiousChimp
AmphibiousChimp

Whatever they decide on, it has to be somewhere with a lot of stuff to climb on. Assassin's creed wouldn't be the same without being able to jump from building to building. I don't know a whole lot about feudal japan, but I don't know how they could pull it off while still keeping the essence of AC.

GAMERVeiwer
GAMERVeiwer

yea i think it should either take place as Desmond in a Future City setting..and what R3NeGaDeAnGeL said also include the "Adam and Eve" Story plot..when i saw the complete video all i wanted to do is find out more about the time line.. and what they were running from?.

R3NeGaDeAnGeL
R3NeGaDeAnGeL

As others have(annoyingly) mentioned, I think Feudal Japan would be pretty cool...this intermingled with Desmond in the extreme distant past of the time of Adam and Eve, with the ancient beings and their crazy futuristic buildings and pyramids...it would be in the "past" but be futuristic in nature. Crazy, yes, but it just might work with all that happened in the ending of Assassin Creed 2 and Brotherhood...

sexyweapons
sexyweapons

You do not meet demographic criteria?Why wont it let me do the survey

DLobotomist
DLobotomist

@Tertianfire we'll srry I don't have perfect grammar. At least I'm not an English Major. I feel that if you have suffice knowledge about history the you should know that they've existed in Japanese History. If I offend u in any way then I apologize and I know I said something I shouldn't have.

FolkIore
FolkIore

What about Greece? That would be a cool place.

ZIMdoom
ZIMdoom

I would like the story to show real progression instead of just retreading old ground. Let's start moving toward the present time in the story and the potential for a present time AC. Also, I would like to see more open assasin experience. As fun as AC is, I still think Hitman felt much more free and open with how you could beat the missions. And honestly, I'm getting tired of the movement mechanic.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

Assassin's Creed in feudal Japan would be sweet. Like an open world Tenchu, only much, much better, and with Ninjas!

mikees1
mikees1

lover001 Quite simply it has nothing to do with you as a non Brit. Scotland has gone to the poles and voted to remain British, as has Northern Ireland. When i said stick to the politics of your own country i meant the country you come from, not start debates about a subject you have no concern with. I do not speak against how your country is run, because it has nothing to do with me. It also has nothing to do with the game assassins creed. yet you raised the issue of independence from England on a topic of debate Assassins creed. The topic was not "reunification of the British isles" was it?

Docky2k6
Docky2k6

And Egypt won't happen either I don't think.

Docky2k6
Docky2k6

Uch, I ain't bad I guess :P haha I just found what you said funny tertianfire my man :) and lemme tell ya, AC will NEVER go the way of the ninja. It's got too much respect for itself.

_MEDUSA_
_MEDUSA_

@Linkari i was thinking the same thing ;) and there is a lot that they can 'tie in' to the AC story during the revolution, and i hope they do go that way, i just dont see AC becoming some Sniper game picking off nazi generals,

X-The-Doctor-X
X-The-Doctor-X

I'd love it if they portrayed the comic book plot through the game, But the one thing I hope doesn't happen so soon is when they go late into history with guns and stuff, I don't want AC to become a full on shooter, I love the sword fighting, the throwing knives and other cool stuff. I like that they choose places in history that arn't often explored. But seeing someone in Assassins robes in a WWII setting would be kinda odd.

crispy2226
crispy2226

All the news about AC3 before brotherhood came out was about a japanese feudal age setting... while a newer age sounds interesting im not quite ready for it yet. i wanna assassinate some ninjas first XD

Linkari
Linkari

I heard a very early rumor shortly after the original Assassin's Creed that the sequel was to be set in France during the French Revolution. I wouldn't mind AC3 doing that, jumping off the highest point of Notre Dame only to land safely in a bale of hay when your body should be splattered all over the cobblestones.

Ashmasaki
Ashmasaki

I always thought colonial times would be an awesome setting for the next game. I mean not necessarily in America though that would also be interesting, but anywhere in the 1600s or 1700s. You hardly ever see this time period used in games, I think it would be really cool.

silverdoe
silverdoe

Egypt, Japan, but most likely the New World. If you play Project Legacy, the 4th memory of Rome pack is of Giovanni Borgia Jr. (son of Calderon) & his fleet into the New World!

wellrod
wellrod

CisQo5, the comic of AC was based in Russia. I can tell you know though, I see AC3 being based in Egypt due to the fact the Codex Edition of AC brotherhood has an art card inside depicting an Assassin standing next to an ancient pyramid with in the desert. May not be but its a damn good guess I would say ^^

CisQo5
CisQo5

I heard it was suppose to be in Russia,... BUT PLEASE DO NOT CRITICIZE ME.... CUZ NINJA DO EXIST, IT DO! but anyways thats what I heard from something.

Tertianfire
Tertianfire

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hojo80
hojo80

The most likely setting for the next would probably lie somewhere around late 16th to late 17th century British Ilse. lots of Templar history there, and the political climate of the area at the time would lend to Assassin's Creed. That would also leave a large enough gap in time to make it to the US for a Romp through key colonial locations to stab and shoot people. It wouldn't be hard for the Assassin's to send him thru 2 more ancestors in the 2 months leading up the the deadline they're trying to meet giving us a conclusion with Desmond as master assassin in trying to save us from the Mayan predicted end of the world

Docky2k6
Docky2k6

HAHAHAHA ninjas never existed. What are you on about? OF COURSE THEY DID AND THEY STILL DO! Open your eyes man ;)

h_tzionis
h_tzionis

i think a new character and a new location would be great. ezio wa great but i think it is better for a new assassin. what is more, desmond should also become the ultimate assassin, and so players would have the hcance to play both with desmond and the animus assassin in order to locate the pieces of eden

berto64
berto64

this is what i think ok if it goes modern then Desmond might be in america,so i think a modern Assassin's Creed is just isnt there yet,and i think either in France Egypt american revolution England but i have more in thought,but i think its the developers choice,and whenever they say im ready

DLobotomist
DLobotomist

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DLobotomist
DLobotomist

A new character and new setting would be cool... maybe change the setting to East Asia will be cool.... then again In AC II there were 6 other assassins in the tomb in the basement of the villa so any one of them would work fine...

Kurosanji
Kurosanji

JUST GO TO JAPAAAAANN!!!!!!! NINJAAAA!!!!!!!!

Kurosanji
Kurosanji

JUST GP TO JAPAAAAAAAANNNNN!!!!! NINJAAA!!!!!!!

Munstable
Munstable

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freedomspopular
freedomspopular

In a way I'd like to see them stick with Ezio, but at the same time, another ancestor in another time would be cool. It would just be hard to top Ezio/Renaissance Italy. I'm really curious to see what direction they go with it. I have a feeling Desmond may take the main role. Perhaps we'd play in cities all over the world looking for more Pieces of Eden. That would be pretty cool.

Wellk
Wellk

I know it's kind of random, but a Native American ancestor would be pretty cool. Not sure how they'd make it work, but it would make for a great surprise.

AvatarMan96
AvatarMan96

Ezio needs to stay a few more games before they move on

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

I'm kinda happy sticking with Ezio. I thought Altair was cool but I've become very attached to Ezio. Maybe it's because I loved AC2 so much and Ezio had a lot of personality... unlike Altair, who I knew nothing about.

jurewicz88
jurewicz88

@ Entimus How far did you get into the survey? Don't feel bad. I'm from America (which has nothing to do with me not matching the 'demographic criteria') and I got stopped after I entered my gender (male) lol so I tried re-doing the survey but entering as female and it worked. Hmmm so they're reeaally trying to reach out to the women in this next title??? C'mon!

BrettFavor1185
BrettFavor1185

I really think Egypt will be the next place they go simply because of all the mythology associated with its culture. Anyone who has played Assassin's Creed knows how they draw a lot of their story from mythology from all over and really Egypt if chocked full of it. I can't really imagine who the game would look or play, but I would buy it to find out.

Entimus
Entimus

I don´t match the demographic criteria. How is it possible that they leave the south american market without the possibility to give our opinion. Definitely I´m not buying the original brotherhood or the next title. I´d rather buy it from the guy that sells games and movies on the curve.

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

I think the French Revolution would be a great place to go. Don't really mind where they go. I love Assassins Creed

Jipset
Jipset

Ninja assassin in Japan please. :D

lover001
lover001

sorry . what is this" Stick to the politics of your own country "?