Where will we go in the next Assassin's Creed ?

We've already visited several amazing time periods, including the Crusades, the Italian Renaissance, the American Revolution, and the Golden Age of Pirates. But history is full of intriguing eras, so Ubisoft has plenty of options for the fifth entry.

Recently, it was rumored that ACV would take place in feudal Japan, a rumor we've heard before. It's not a bad idea, although I'd prefer medieval Europe. But it doesn't look like a Japanese theme is going to happen, as Ubisoft Toronto Managing Director Jade Raymond told AdWeek . When asked about her favorite historical period, Raymond refused to answer because it would "ruin the surprise" for the next game.

Then she said that while feudal Japan is a good idea, that's not where we're headed in the fifth installment. Said Raymond:

"When we’re building a franchise, we’re thinking of a whole universe and how we’re developing a meta-story that could live on for many years in games and TV. If the story has nowhere to go, then you end up with the video game equivalent of The Matrix 2 or something where it’s never going to be quite as genius."

You should ignore those fake images that have popped up around the Internet, supposedly proving that ACV will be called "Great Fall." Those really don't hold any water. As for the next setting, I don't really care, because I'm sure it'll be very interesting.

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Norrin Radd
Norrin Radd
7 years ago

Interesting, but not unexpected. There are so many other great possibilities! Japan would have been great. Maybe China is next………

Akuma_
Akuma_
7 years ago

There are lots of rumours seeming to indicate a industrial revolution setting. Or Russia. Of course they could both be one I the same.

Beamboom
Beamboom
7 years ago

Funny. My favourite Matrix film in in fact the second. 😀

I mean, sure, the first has a the magic of introducing us to that fantastic universe. But they could not possibly do that again so… But some of the moments in the sequel are just too cool for words.

The third, on the other hand, now that's when things turned too large for my liking, and the analogies to Christ being far far too obvious and it all turned into a very American Hollywood pompous movie.

But the second? Man, that was a cool one.

telly
telly
7 years ago

Matrix 3 was bad to the point I don't ever want to see it again, for fear of getting nauseous 🙂 The action is two WAS so amazing. The story was already becoming a sprawling mess but being a little confused by what was going on was part of the fun.

Beamboom
Beamboom
7 years ago

Hehe yeah the action were totally amazing in M2. Also, Neo becoming so powerful and the madness around it was also such an awesome thing to watch. Heck I never wanted the movie to end.
I even didn't think it was that sprawling, the story. It was a bit unclear and often told partially so you had to fill in the blanks, but still, I thought they managed to keep it together.

I loved the universe so intensively that I even enjoyed the third, but I know what you mean. It was just too much, and partially ruined some of the fun of the earlier movies.


Last edited by Beamboom on 2/24/2014 12:09:07 PM

telly
telly
7 years ago

I remember whooping and hollering in the movie theater when Morpheus gets into a fight on the back of a tractor trailer. I mean, if that's not great movie action, I don't know what is 🙂

I hear they may reboot the series at some point? I'll say this for 3, they left PLENTY of room for more movies to be made some day.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
7 years ago

The first was the only one that was even remotely intriguing. The sequel was just a disjointed action movie.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

The second was my favorite too as it went with physical fights instead of gunfights and the philosophy was much deeper if you have the mental acuity for it.

Beamboom
Beamboom
7 years ago

Yes I agree World, the second really held more than what first meets the eye. And of course, the choreography of the action were stunningly beautiful.

By all means Ben, it is an action movie. But not "just" an action movie, it's one of the best ones imo. And I don't think it was too disjointed either. The story wasn't too laid out, but if you became immersed in the movie it wasn't *that* hard to follow.
Plus, it made it worth seeing more than once. I saw it twice at the movies and God knows how many times on dvd.

Telly, a reboot could be awesome… Although there's something about leaving masterpieces in the past be. But I'd love to see other stories from that same universe. That'd be great.


Last edited by Beamboom on 2/24/2014 1:42:51 PM

Masszt3r
Masszt3r
7 years ago

I think the Reloaded's action sequences and fight choreographies are some of the best you can see in films of the past few decades.

I felt the story was too ehr… something. I don't know exactly what, but it just didn't feel like it bound well. Especially the Architect's speech; while it was indeed deep and all philosophical, I have not known anyone to this day that understood what the hell was going on in that scene in their first watch of the film. The narrative could have been better, but I would not say it is bad either.

Beamboom
Beamboom
7 years ago

The architects speech features a very mathematical language and programmatic logic. Personally I love it but yeah you do indeed need to watch it several times to follow, cause the density of information is so very high and the language so complicated – plus the first time you see it you're so totally unprepared for it.
But… I would not want it any other way. Oh no.

Man all this talk about Matrix made me want to watch that trilogy again very soon. Gotta get it on blu-ray too. It's just too good.


Last edited by Beamboom on 2/24/2014 4:01:35 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

I put it together, but there's more to the depth than the confusing speeches. They string together the action sequences so they aren't just disjointed excitement.

telly
telly
7 years ago

Man, too bad. We're definitely due for an asian setting of some sort.

godsman
godsman
7 years ago

They definitely wont do asian theme for another 3 years. The structures and culture are too different. They would need to start from scratch. The reason thry had pirates in IV is cause they did half the naval battle design in III.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
7 years ago

How about in Mexico?

Kiryu
Kiryu
7 years ago

Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin,
What a masterpiece, I'm back to my PS2 days playing a story as good as the original Ryu Ga Gotoku for PS2. Where I play only as Kiryu and no side characters.Combat is amazing and the world has so many things to do, never get bored.Nishkiyama is back,the original villan from the first Ryu Ga Gotoku.
Ryu Ga Gotoku in Feudal Japan.

Ogibillm
Ogibillm
7 years ago

i like the idea of a european wwi setting, or perhaps europe immediately preceding wwi.

industrial revolution england could also be fun, or spanish exploration of the new world.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

No interest then.

xenris
xenris
7 years ago

I'm just sick of the franchise. After beating AC3 I just have no desire to revisit this franchise for a long time.

coverton341
coverton341
7 years ago

Did you play Black Flag? I can empathise with the desire to not touch the series for a while after 3 and I wasn't planning on getting BF at all, but I really really am glad I did. Part 3 was really a low point and I didn't like it at all, but Black Flag really did a great job in breathing life back into the franchise.

If you haven't given it a go I think you would do well to at least give it a rent and see if you still feel that way after a few hours or so. Who knows, you might be surprised.

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

I haven't played BF either.

aaronisbla2
aaronisbla2
7 years ago

AC4 black flag was like a very sincere, great apology to those who put up with ac3. I hated 3, but 4 was great

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
7 years ago

I had the same thought dude.
But then I gave Black Flag a chance, and Black Flag is great.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
7 years ago

Black Flag is the perfect remedy for reintroducing yourself into the franchise. It's very good as everyone else has said. Just when you get bored with 3 here come 4 and saves the whole series. It's too good to pass up.

xenris
xenris
7 years ago

Wow thanks for all the advice guys. I will definitely pick up black flag now but not until I can get it on sale for the PS4 or PC.

I thought I was the only one who didn't like AC3…glad to see that I wasn't alone 🙂

SirLoin of Beef
SirLoin of Beef
7 years ago

Yeah, BF was great. I was hesitant about it because I was burned out on the series but it was more a pirate game than an AC game so that helped immensely.

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

I'll give AC another change then with BF.

But if it sucks, I'm holding each and every one of you responsible!!! XD

VampDeLeon
VampDeLeon
7 years ago

As long as you were fine with the battle ships in AC3, BF definitely won't disappoint. 3 had it's fun moments, but overall left little motivation to replaying it again. It's my least favorite AC title as well because of that.

coverton341
coverton341
7 years ago

It's going to be set in Rome. That's what my money is on. And yes, if I'm wrong anyone who wants to can drag this comment up later.

ETA: I should clarify, I mean Roman Empire era Rome, not Renaissance.


Last edited by coverton341 on 2/24/2014 1:38:28 PM

Advent Child
Advent Child
7 years ago

I have fallen off the assassins creed bandwagon. Brotherhood and 3 are both sitting on my shelf in shrinkwrap. Samurai assassins creed would have gotten me go but it though.

PC_Max
PC_Max
7 years ago

My top two locations are either China… before it was china. That or go back to Marco Polo visiting China.

The other is Victorian England, but that does not leave out France or Germany either. Possibly near the turn of the century when invention and electricity played hand-in-hand and the future was open to the imagination. Maybe involve Tesla if not that.

Ubisoft has a tendency to go to the opposite of where most would like. AC3 although was enjoyable to a point, lacked personality and life. It was a basic and boring story. It had potential, but they blew it.

For me, it has to wow me like AC and AC2 did. Great characters with a great supporting cast and a great story and intriguing story.

As for those talking about Aztecs, meh. The Maya were far more insteresting and even the Incas were. I just not excited by the possibility of tree running.

Another possibility that could be fun is the VIKINGS! Now there are some interesting characters and mythos. But they probably won't touch it.

We shall see. Keep playing!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
7 years ago

I'm confused by that quote. The original idea was a three game arc. That was fulfilled with AC3…

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
7 years ago

How about a continuation of Connor's story?

****SPOILER*******

He single-handedly wiped out the Templar order in America. So it would make sense for the order to send in reinforcement from Britain once they lost contact with Haytham and his mates.

******SPOILER END****

Besides, I think he was only about 26 or 28 when the story of ACIII concluded.


Last edited by Snaaaake on 2/24/2014 5:36:46 PM

PlatformGamerNZ
PlatformGamerNZ
7 years ago

i think they definatly want the location to be a surprise aye well i hope it's gud, hopefully they don't disappoint me or us.

happy gaming =)

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