Ubisoft has confirmed the inclusion of modern-era gameplay in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate and has promised that it will ‘make sense’ of the never-ending conflict between Assassins and Templars.
In an interview with GameSpot; the game’s Creative Director Marc-Alexis Cote stated that the series’ story is still going somewhere and divided into different cycles – e.g. Desmond Cycle and Modern Cycle – with Desmond Cycle ending with Assassin’s Creed III:
The Assassin’s Creed series story is still going somewhere, absolutely. The overarching story is divided up into cycles. So we had what we called the Desmond cycle, which ended with AC3. Black Flag was the transition point between the Desmond cycle and the new cycle.
According to Cote, both Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed: Unity are essentially transition phases leading to the new narrative cycle which will become clearer with Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate:
[Assassin’s Creed 3] was the end of the Desmond cycle. And then we started up the new cycle, which I think will become much clearer with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, without spoiling it. I can’t go into details about the present-day story, other than to say it is coming back, it is going to make sense for our players, and they’re going to understand the conflict between the Assassins and the Templars.
He continued saying that one of the objectives of the studio is to make sure to that players feel important in the modern-era story.
In related Assassin’s Creed news, the game director has touched upon the subjects of Piece of Eden, vehicles, and weapons in the upcoming game. To find out more, head over to the post!
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is scheduled to arrive on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 on Oct. 23, 2015.