The French based studio Ubisoft has huge plans for its action adventure franchise Assassin’s Creed for the next twenty years. I still cannot believe that it’s been eight years since the first Assassin’s Creed or AC hit our screens. The first title hit PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC for those that didn’t know. Well apparently we have a lot more AC to come.
Speaking on a Twitch livestream AC IV: Black Flag lead writer Darby McDevitt has revealed he has hundreds of years worth of back story for the franchise, reports Eurogamer. The biggest and most difficult challenge is keeping us players interested in what the game brings. The latest AC wasn’t considered the best, which is a huge let down for its current gen debut, in fact it was AC: Rogue that was considered the better of the two.
“We’ve created 500, 600, 700 years worth of history that we hope to start teasing out for the next 10, 20 years or however long we’re around,” said McDevitt. He then went on to explain that the writing team has actually created an entire back story to the forerunners within AC. A lot of gamers, including myself at one time, don’t realise the type of effort and thought that goes into a games background. Games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age have hundreds of years worth of history that we only see a small sample of, it gives the game character in my eyes.
“I particularly love the lore,” McDevitt continued. “I’ve been working the past two years with all the other writers on getting a great document together on the First Civilisation. As I see it, there were always two ways to go about this. You could always make [the First Civilisation] very mysterious – to never really go into what they were. But at a certain point in the games you get to the point where you knew they were real. So why not go the other direction and treat them as real history? Me and the other writers have been – as a side project to really make sure all future project have this cool timeline to go from – creating this huge First Civ history.”
I guess the future is always going to be bright for this franchise. They do need to work on one thing though, and that’s make a game that isn’t broken and then fix it later. That seems to be the trend of a lot of games recently and one I hope the Assassin’s Creed franchise doesn’t get used to.
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