It seems rather strange that there is already talk about the next Assassin’s Creed installment, especially when it’s only been a few weeks since the release of Assassin’s Creed 4. However, this is how the video game market works, and the fact that sales are down on AC4 compared to AC3 is also a great motivation to talk about the next installment.
For years fans of the Assassin’s Creed franchise have been asking when Ubisoft are likely to make a huge setting change and deliver a modern or futuristic story. Okay, we know that the characters live in the modern world and, which is where they get to experience their ancestral memories, but that’s as far as it goes.
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If you were hoping the setting and story for Assassin’s Creed 5 was going to go modern, then we have the unfortunate news of telling you this is unlikely to happen anytime soon. This is not a wild rumor either, but a quote taken from what the lead writer of Assassin’s Creed 4 had said on Reddit AMA.
The reason for this is because the mechanics to make it believable would be a tough task because there are always complications when modern cities, vehicles and weapons are involved.
It seems that Ubisoft are happy to stick with the modern world just for a small part of the story, and as such will continue to explore periods from our past. With this in mind, we have to wonder what the Assassin’s Creed setting, and more importantly its story will be?
We are sorry to bring you this news, but it seems as though the likelihood of an Assassin running about a futuristic city shooting a laser gun at enemies will just stay as a wild dream for some fans of the franchise.