Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag’s game director Ashraf Ismail has expressed a desire to explore an Egyptian setting in future instalments.
Speaking with Examiner, Ismail said, “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,” Ismail continued. “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 anytime in history.”
Ismail recently revealed that Black Flag’s modern day component will offer up between three and five hours of gameplay, so Ubisoft Montreal definitely hasn’t abandoned that part of the lore.
He added that people were surprised that Assassin’s Creed 4 went back in time after the American Revolution setting of the third game. He added, “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.”
Where would you like the series to go? Admit it, you want ninjas and ancient Japan right? Edo period? Is it just me?