Assassinís Creed IV Game Director Speaks About Setting for Next Installment
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.13.2013
Ashraf Ismail is interested in ancient EgyptÖ
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag game director Ashraf Ismail recently talked about where he would like to see the franchise go for a future installment in terms of setting. Below are some highlights.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is due out on October 29.
Ismail on wanting to see an ancient Egypt setting: "The President of the company has said that we will ship an annual title, so it's out there. We've been on this game for almost two years; it'll be two and a half when we ship. I would say one of the best things we have going for us is how we can play with history. History is something that is rooted in all of us; we all have a deeper connection to it. So there's a lot of interesting periods and time places we haven't been to that I would to see. I'm not saying we are going there, but one day I would love to explore Egypt as a setting for this game. Ancient Egypt could be a really cool place. We have a really cool explanation for how we can do this, and it is with this Animus device that allows us to go to any time in history."
Ismail on the series going further back in time for Assassin's Creed IV: "People are really surprised with where we took Assassin's Creed 4 because it was back in time from Connor's time. But we've never outright said that we are always moving forward. It just happened to be that way because we went from Altair to Ezio, then Ezio to Connor and there was a lot of hype about the American Revolution. However, it was never a set rule that we always get closer to the present day. We were a bit surprised by people who saying, 'how do you go back in time, how's that possible?' It's that Animus device we have. But again, I'm not saying Egypt is where the next one is going, it's just where I would like it to go," Ismail said.