The studio behind Assassin’s Creed – Ubisoft has said that they have planned out everything related to Assassin’s Creed ending (whenever that may happen).
Speaking to Eurogamer, Assassin’s Creed 4’s game director, Ashraf Ismail said that the owners of the popular installment have a crude idea about franchise’s ending.
According to Ismail, the studio already have the idea of an ending and know when to execute it exactly but based on fan’s demands – they are adjusting to it.
We have an idea of where the end is, what the end is. But of course Yves [Guillemot, Ubisoft’s overall boss] announced we are a yearly title, we ship one game a year. So depending on the setting, depending on what fans want, we’ve given ourselves room to fit more in this arc. But there is an end.
He further added that their games already hint at the future possibilities. For example, Edward, the main protagonist of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag was seeded in Assassin’s Creed 3.
We’re now able to seed stuff earlier and earlier in our games. So for example in [AC4] we have Edward, who was seeded in AC3. But there’s a lot more stuff in our game that is hinting at other possibilities.
Ubisoft roughly gets two years for an Assassin’s Creed game. Still, there are some features that have to pushed away for the next installment. For instance, ship boarding in Assassin’s Creed 3 which is finally emerging as a real-time event in Assassin’s Creed 4.
The biggest cut we made – which we were pushing hard for but we felt we couldn’t achieve at a high enough quality – was multiplayer with naval [battles]. We had really cool prototypes but to get it to work and to balance the systems – the balance of naval is tricky – to do that in multiplayer… we just couldn’t do it in this iteration.
With a little information on the next installment of Assassin’s Creed in 2014 or somewhere near it – when do you reckon the franchise will come to an end? Let us know!