Assassin’s Creed 3: Idea Behind DLC Is To Avoid “Fracturing Audience”

Assassin’s Creed 3 already had stepped on a few toes when they showed the protagonist Connor killing Redcoat soldiers. It led to many accusing Ubisoft of being anti-British or pro-American.

That community hate now seems to have been vented a long time ago and Ubisoft should start preparing for what they will face with release of the DLC ‘The Tyranny of King Washington’.

Clearly Ubisoft was jesting when they came up with the idea.

The DLC has George Washington as a mad tyrant who is ruling over the States with an iron fist. Ubisoft calls it as a means to avoid fracturing the fan-base post-launch.

Speaking with OXM, lead designer Steve Masters explained the decision:

For me, the DLC has always been a touchy thing for putting important story moments into. Ultimately it fractures the audience and makes it really difficult for people to keep up with what is the canon of the series.

For us, we want to have a little fun with it and have a less serious experience, a less earnest experience, and setting it in an alternate history environment gives us room and freedom to play around with things in a more whimsical manner.

We think people are going to enjoy it, have fun with it – we’ve just got to remember it’s not part of the canon, it’s just there as something for players to enjoy.

Are you prepared to take care of George Washington and save the masses from his tyranny?