It looks like Assassin’s Creed 3 is being set up to ‘wrap-up Desmond’s story’ according to Ubisoft. OXM recently interviewed Steve Masters, Lead Designer on Assassin’s Creed 3, explained that this game was going to be the last part for our modern day Templar-hunter. Ubisoft feel that it’s time we got some of the answers we’ve been craving ever since the original release of Assassin’s Creed all the way back in 2007.
What we’re trying to do is bring some finality to Desmond’s story. To actually wrap up what you’ve opened and experienced with him.
So we’re trying to make it a little bit more direct with the storyline, but at the same time there are still going to be plenty of little mysterious bits for you to dig into, especially in the side stuff.
This is great news for die-hard fans of the series, considering that the Ezio “trilogy” had some serious plot-stalling throughout all of it. The big reveal at the end of Revelations really put the series in a place where it could jump forward, and this is exactly what Ubisoft want to do with it.
We wanted there to be a big leap forward in the story, and we wanted you to feel a good sense of progress in what’s going on in the story. A lot of the misdirection and the way we’ve been meandering a little bit has been kind of frustrating as a player and for the audience, so we wanted to make sure there was going to be more substance to get your teeth into.
So, it’s official now. The age of Desmond is drawing to a close, but what does that mean for the future of the series? New protagonists? Will Desmond ever make a cameo again? That still waits to be seen.