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New Assassin's Creed could be based in Ancient Rome

Rocky Apr 14, 2014

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    A new Assassin's Creed game could take place in ancient Rome, a comment by Ubisoft Toronto boss Jade Raymond suggests.

    Asked to explain the series' commercial success since debuting in 2007, Raymond, who produced the original game while at Ubisoft Montreal, told The Grid: "I think the key to a popular game is a good core fantasy. In Assassin's Creed, there is the obvious part: Who doesn't want to be a badass assassin?

    "But then there is an additional element of getting to relive and play a role in these pivotal moments in history. We work with historians to recreate these societies-ancient Rome, the French Revolution. And because each game is crafted in a new era, players don't get tired of it."

    While Ubisoft is only officially working on one new entry in the series, the French Revolution based Assassin's Creed Unity for Xbox One and PS4, it has been rumoured since last year that a separate Assassin's Creed game is in development for Xbox 360 and PS3.

    In December 2013, Examiner claimed Ubisoft is working on two new Assassin's Creed titles for release in 2014. The report was backed up by Kotaku in March 2014, when the site leaked the first details about Assassin's Creed Unity ahead of its official announcement, forcing Ubisoft's hand. The site claimed the second game, Assassin's Creed Comet, will lets players sail the Atlantic, among other features.

    Raymond said last March that Ubisoft Toronto developers had begun collaborating with Ubisoft Montreal on the follow-up to October 2013 release Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag.

    While Ubisoft Montreal is the main custodian of the series, Assassin's Creed development is spread across multiple studios. Ubisoft's Annecy, Sofia and Milan studios have collaborated on the franchise, to name a few. Separate entries in the series have covered the Third Crusade, the Renaissance (16th-century Rome featured in Assassin's Creed 2 and Assassin's Creed Brotherhood) and most recently the Colonial era.

    The rise of Caesar's Empire in ancient Rome was a one of the historical periods mentioned as a possible Assassin's Creed backdrop in a supposed Ubisoft survey distributed in 2011. Others periods mooted in the survey included medieval China, feudal Japan, Victorian England and the American Revolution (which provided the backdrop for 2012's Assassin's Creed 3).


    Source - CVG
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