Nobody expected Ubisoft to put the new Assassin's Creed in the complex, sprawling setting of the American Revolution.
And that's precisely what they intend to do with the next installment: Give us something we're not expecting and in fact, something we say we don't even want . Yes, really.
It's an interesting idea. In a recent International Business Times interview with Ubisoft creative director Alex Hutchinson, we learn that the team will want to adopt an unpopular choice for the next assassin quest.
"I think our goal would be to do surveys, and to whichever place everybody said ‘absolutely not there’, that’s where we would go."
Hutchinson admitted to taking some "big risks" with Assassin's Creed III , in that they created a minority lead character, a setting people never anticipated, and fresh gameplay like naval battles. So what might they concoct for the fourth Assassin's Creed ? Well, what's to say we even get ACIV any time soon? If history repeats itself, Ubisoft will produce some new spin-offs based on ACIII, ala Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin's Creed: Revelations . But maybe that won't happen…