Makers of Assassin's Creed discuss setting their next game in Ireland
They also discussed a sequel set entirely in the future.
Twenty games in and the Assassin's Creed franchise has spanned a lot of the globe already.
Jerusalem, Italy, North America, France, China, England, India, and Egypt have already been the setting for the previous entries in the hit franchise, with latest sequel Assassin's Creed Odyssey set in the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece.
In the lead-up to the release of the new game, we sat down with the game's senior producer Marc-Alexis Cote and discussed every aspect of the new game, as well as where Ubisoft might take the series next.
Of course, when it comes to sequels, we had two big questions to ask him.
One: consider the connective tissue of the future-set plot with the animus machine allowing people to 'travel back in time' (kind of), what were the chances of getting a solely future set game?
"It is a question that comes up every once in a while. Someone will say 'Oh, it would be so amazing if we set a game in the future'. I would love to see how we would explain that though since it is not very compatible with the principles of the animus.
"But who knows? We've found ways to tweak the animus that gives the players the choice of the two characters in Assassin's Creed Odyssey, so who knows if we will tweak it be able to have an Assassin's Creed in the future."
And two: Will we ever get an Assassin's Creed game set in Ireland?
"I absolutely do not know to date where we are going to the take the franchise in the future. Every time, we go back and we ask what is the goal that we are trying to accomplish, and what is the best place we will be able to accomplish that.
"Maybe one day that will be in Ireland. Who knows."
We have to inform that Ireland doesn't have that many tall buildings for players to jump off in the game, unfortunately, but he took that in his stride: "Well, we don't have that many tall building in Odyssey either, if that helps give you any more hope!"
Assassin's Creed Odyssey will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows on Friday 5 October.
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