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Survey hints at next Assassin’s Creed setting and characters

By: Moses Abaortae

  |   December 5th, 2012   |  
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Ubisoft asks fans whether they wish to see Connor and Desmond return and if they want another instalment of the franchise to be set in the American Revolution.

There seems to be a very clear pattern emerging when it comes to Ubisoft’s approach to the Assassin’s Creed series. The game is currently the studio’s best-selling series of all time with Assassin’s Creed 3 breaking the studio’s record for its fastest-selling game in history. That record, as it turns out, belonged to the game’s predecessor, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.

There is no denying that Ubisoft have put immense effort into their IP with Assassin’s Creed 3 taking a full two years to develop with a whole new engine and setting. However, the publisher is not stopping there and looks set to continue its annual release cycle, which one could say has been justified by the fact that their latest title has sold the best so far.

Last year’s instalment was preceded by a similar survey as to the one that has recently done the rounds on the internet and gave away hints towards where Revelations would be headed. This time around it seems that players could possibly see more of Desmond, who had quite a journey in Assassin’s Creed 3.

At the same time, the questionnaire asks a number of other questions as well relating to whether they would like to play again as Connor and whether they would mind another outing in the War of Independence era.

A few more intriguing questions were also asked in the survey with questions relating to whether or not fans would buy another Assassin’s Creed game if it was released at the end of 2013. It seems Ubisoft want to test the waters this time around.

One question which stood out related to how they felt about Uncharted 3. This can lead to a number of conclusions, one of which means a higher production value, more investment in the cut scenes and even a more scripted approach with set pieces. An interesting fact to note is that Nolan North, who voices Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series also voices Desmond Miles in all the Assassin’s Creed games.

This link could be the reason and foundation for Ubisoft to maybe push the Uncharted series and take what it can from their formula of success. Ubisoft has refused to comment on the matter but early signs seem to be pointing towards a continuation of Connor’s story.

It should be noted that everything is mere speculation at this point in time and one can expect details to being trickling in soon. However, everyone should look forward to E3 2013, where one can only hope that Ubisoft continues its tradition of showing off some breathtaking trailers for the franchise.