Ubisoft Dev "doubts" they'd do a modern-day Assassin's Creed
In an IAMA thread on Reddit, Assassin's Creed IV lead writer Darby McDevitt answered many questions about the series. One of the more interesting answers concerned the possibility of a modern day Assassin's Creed game.
Said McDevitt: "I doubt we would do a modern day AC. There are just too many mechanics we would have to develop to make it believeable ... vehicles, plausible modern cities, a huge array of ranged weapons, etc. The modern day will most likely remain as a "context" for all future games, something to tie them all together..."
McDevitt also spoke about the ongoing conflict between the Assassins and the Templars. When asked if it would ever resolve, he answered, "I don't think so. Its been going for 80,000 years already. Why stop it now? There will certainly be a resolution to the most recent plot developments, but the overall conflict will probably rage forever, just like most deeply divided philosophical conflicts..."
He later added: "While not in the AC universe, I think Watchdogs will scratch the itch for a modern day AC. Just wait...!"
Watch_Dogs and the Assassin's Creed franchise are both developed by Ubisoft Montreal. Whether the game universes overlap remains to be seen.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will be released for PC on November 19th. Watch_Dogs will be released in Spring 2014.