Assassin’s Creed and all future Ubisoft titles will less scripted approach, according to the publisher’s COO, Serge Hascoet, who said that games should have more of an “anecdote factory” and allow players to do other things rather than forcing them down a straight narrative.
New Assassin’s Creed games to offer players extra freedom
Ubisoft wants players to be able to explore other areas of a game and then come back to the main story if they want to come back to it at all. Hascoet continued to say that the Assassin’s Creed team has “created a system” that allow players that perform certain actions to affect the overall game as the they “change the world.”
“[Assassin’s Creed] remained a narrative game, because we wanted to meet the Borgias, the Medici’s, Leonardo da Vinci, etc. All this is great, but now our business is to meet characters without it being imposed by the game.”
The next installment in the Assassin’s Creed series may not be released until 2018, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has suggested, and is rumored to be titled Assassin’s Creed Empire. Reportedly, the title will kick start a brand new trilogy in the multi-million selling stealth-action franchise.
In the meantime, gamers can check out the Assassin’s Creed Ezio Collection for PS4, which remasters Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed Revelations in high-definition complete with all single-player DLC.