Assassin's Creed 3 writer has nothing against the Brits
- Posted June 12th, 2012 at 09:05 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 5 Comments
Assassin’s Creed III developer Ubisoft Montreal has moved to dispel the notion that the studio is injecting pro-American/anti-British sentiments in its upcoming open-world historical adventure game.
Those of you who have been watching the latest trailers and footage on the sequel will no doubt have clocked protagonist Connor getting stab-happy with an alarming number of Redcoats. Oh, and perhaps the odd grizzly bear.
However, ACIII scriptwriter Corey May has insisted the game’s story is “not meant to be loyalists versus patriots.”
"It's assassins versus Templars. There's a revolution going on and Connor will experience all facets of it. It's not as simple as Templars backing the crown and assassins backing the patriots, it's really two factions at war against the backdrop of another war. I have nothing against the Brits,” he told CVG.
"It occurs against the backdrop of the Revolutionary war. And to be even more evasive, everyone back then was a Brit, this was not Americans against British - this was a British civil war.”
Assassin’s Creed III is due out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in October 2012. The game features the same free-running open-world gameplay that popularised the franchise that began in 2007, while adding a plethora of new mechanics.
Now, as Connor, gamers can partake in epic Naval battles on the high-seas, hunt and kill wildlife to sell their pelts, and utilize all-new combat moves to take down your foes more quickly and efficiently than ever before.
- 12:18pm EDT - June 12th, 2012
If that was true, then there would murdering of American soldiers too. The Templars can't only be on the British side. There must be Templar forces behind both factions. Regardless, I don't find this offensive at all, I just wondered why, so far, it would seem that the Templars are only British.
- 12:05am EDT - June 13th, 2012
You seem to forget that the Templars exercised a much greater degree of influence in Christian England as opposed to the other localities where the Assassins had made their strongholds ( as depicted in the first game), in the entire Ezio ark the Templars have branched out to the Imperial forces of Europe (Spain, France, again Britain, and Italy etc.) so a natural progression of their influence would be that at the time when the British were colonizing America, the Templars (who've always had strong influence in England) would try to back the side that would allow for their 'vision' of a new world order.
Ubisoft has never made a racist story before, and they always present their works of fiction with zero bias, the Brits are just being too sensitive . :p
- 1:40pm EDT - June 13th, 2012
@2 If it was the other way around you would be annoyed.
- 8:06am EDT - June 18th, 2012
im british and it does not bother me after all it's just a game nothing to cry about it's not like your killing real brithish people
- 12:45pm EDT - September 10th, 2012
why is george washington on one side then if its brits v brits