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access_time November 6, 2013 at 1:43 PM in News by Charlie Grammer

Writer says not to expect a modern day Assassin’s Creed anytime soon

AC IV writer states not to expect a modern day game anytime soon.

AC IV writer states not to expect a modern day game anytime soon.

Many fans of the Assassin’s Creed series have been hoping for a title set in the moden day for quite a while now, however the lead writer of Assassin’s Creed IV, Darby McDevitt, says that it won’t be happening, at least not anytime soon.

This news came today via a Reddit AMA in which he stated, “There are just too many mechanics we would have to develop to make it believeable [sic] … 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.”

Another gamer asked if the Assassins vs. Templar battle would be resolving itself, to which McDevitt stated no. He claimed that the fight would be going on for quite a while longer (80,000 years now) and there’s no reason to stop quite yet. He did state that there would be a resolution in the most recent plot developments, but that the overall conflict will likely rage on forever.

He ended with a tease about Watch Dogs, stating, “While not in the AC universe, I think Watchdogs will scratch the itch for a modern day AC. Just wait…!”

What are your thoughts on McDevitt’s answers?

Thanks, Kotaku.


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