CEO of Sao Paulos Branch of Ubisoft, Bertrand Chaverot has revealed that there is a strong possibility of using the locale of Brazil for a possible game or at least a portion in the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
In his statement, he reveals that the development team is currently tossing around ideas based on a segment of Brazil’s history which would be a perfect fit during the ongoing struggle between the Assassins and the Templars of the story.
The question many of us are asking is why the decision to be set in Brazil? Well, it might have something to do with a guilty consciense that they might have due to the negative backlash from the way the country was portrayed in AC3. Brazilians were upset that the voice actors obviously had american accents, the country was overly dirty, and vendors in the scenario were selling pirated and knockoff merchandise. Personally, it seems a little overreactive for this, but if Ubisoft is touting the realism and authenticity of their creation, at least they could have gotten some native speakers. Nontheless, Chaverot did make a public apology to Brazil for its portrayl in AC3.
So what we now know is that Ubisoft is scouting locations and Brazil is one of them. The questions that still remain are:
Will this be Assassins Creed 4 or a branching story like Brotherhood?
Will Connor’s story be continued?
Can they complete this in less than a year?
If so, would AC4 be one of the first Next-Gen games to launch? It would be a great motivator to sell systems.