- Yeah, it’s possible
, lead writer Darby McDevitt, revealed that the Assassin’s Creed series might be in for a move to a modern day setting. Or to feudal Japan. Or 19th century India. Or wherever.
During the panel, McDevitt offered Comic-Con attendees what could be a glimpse into the future of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. “Assassin’s Creed could go wherever. Feudal Japan is cool, 19th century India could be interesting, even the present isn’t half bad. There are tons of time periods to visit, but unfortunately only one or two AC games a year”, McDevitt told the audience.
McDevitt also gave the audience some insight into the decision-making process at Ubisoft. “Even as the lead writer, I can’t just move the Assassin’s Creed series anywhere I want it to go. Those important decisions have to be made by more than one person. For instance, we would never have stayed with Ezio for three whole games if it hadn’t been for vital advice provided by market analysts, financial advisors and our PR team.”
Near the end of the panel, McDevitt revealed some interesting information regarding a potential conclusion to the Assassin’s Creed series. “Here at Ubisoft, we’ve always envisioned an ending to the story of Desmond Miles [Assassin's Creed protagonist] in which Desmond makes gradually less revenue so that he eventually can’t turn a profit. I think that’s a fitting end to a profitable tale, but we’re gonna need some more sequels, prequels and spin-offs to get there.”
This is consistent with what Patrice Désilets, creative director behind the two first Assassin’s Creed games,
at Sony’s E3 press conference in 2009:
“The original vision of the Assassin’s Creed universe needed a sequel. And another sequel. And another sequel. And another sequel. And another sequel…”