Ubisoft’s Darby McDevitt has revealed that 85 percent of Assassin’s Creed’s overarching plot has already been “mapped out.”
Chatting with Xbox World 360 (via CVG), McDevitt said that the developers have had original hero Altair’s story arch set in stone for the past two years, while current protagonist Ezio’s fate was conceived during the development of AC: Brotherhood.
He did, however, add that fresh ideas are sometimes incorporated into the lore as development continues, and as such can end up ‘changing things.’
"We have about - to give it a rough estimate - 85 percent of the Assassin's Creed lore mapped out, but new things always happen along the way," he revealed, before adding, "if a writer comes up with a cool new story which sits deep within the narrative, this might end up changing things. But we do have things planned out.
"Altair's complete story arc has been mapped out for two years, and Ezio's story in Revelations was being conceived and planned when the team started working on Brotherhood.
"So we've known the end of Ezio's story for some time - it's just a matter of working out how we present that: do we do it in a game? In a comic book? In a handheld game? In a facebook game?”
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is due out in November 2011.