Assassin’s Creed could eventually have a modern setting, but fans prefer its “historical tourism”

By Stephany Nunneley
20 July 2013 20:15 GMT

The Assassin’s Creed franchise could eventually take place in the modern age, but according to lead writer Darby McDevitt, the franchise’s “historical tourism” is one of the main draws.

Speaking during a panel at Comic-Con, McDevitt said there’s always “a chance” for a modern setting, but if he had his way, Feudal Japan is one era he’d like to tick off the list.

“I think the Shogunate is in a cool era,” he said, but it’s not up to one person, and whatever we do, we’ll make it cool.”

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is the next game on the release slate and brings to life the era when pirates rules the Caribbean and eyeliner was apparently optional.

It’s out this fall.

Thanks, Gamespot.

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