The folks at Ubisoft are coming around full-circle to conclude the epic Assassin’s Creed storyline that fans just can’t get enough of and it’s going to come fast. Although the major plot of Revelations and its successor are kept under wraps for now, Ubisoft hints at where they seem to be going with Assassin’s Creed 3.
Darby McDevitt, writer for the Assassin’s Creed series, stated already that they have most of the Assasin’s Creed series story already planned out. The tales of Altair and Ezio cycles will conclude in AC: Revelations while in AC III, a new character will be introduced and Desmond’s tale will come to a close.
The game’s narrative is leading up to a central focal point at the “end of the world” on December 21, 2012 and it’s critical for Ubisoft to have the core Assassin’s Creed trilogy end according to schedule. In response to the conclusion of the timeline of the series, Assassin’s Creed Revelations creative lead Alexandre Amacio told Eurogamer that this event is approaching fast and they need to tell the story before the actual December 2012 date arrives.
Amacio and everyone at Ubisoft Montreal have been working really hard to push games out with a quick turn-around (four major titles since 2007) so that they meet the December 2012 deadline:
“We had such a complex and strong narrative that we ourselves did our best to just try to execute these games before that date… It would be stupid of us to be centring a game on a semi-reality and then have that conclusion happen after that date in real life.”
Since the Assassin’s Creed series follows Desmond and takes place in 2012, will the world end or will he be responsible for helping save it?
Amacio also states that there are so many cycles in this brand that history is their playground. Assassin’s Creed 3 may not be the final conclusion for the franchise, but we may not see more of Desmond after it is released.
Which game can you say has been your favorite so far and how do you feel about Ubisoft making such a push to get these games out as quickly as they can to align with the real-life timeline?
There is no set release date for Assassin’s Creed III, but you can expect it next fall. For now, look forward to Assassin’s Creed: Revelations when it hits shelves for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on November 15, 2011.
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