Assassin’s Creed 3 director explains “boring” Japan comment

By Brenna Hillier
29 October 2014 23:31 GMT

Assassin’s Creed 3 (and now Far Cry 4) director Alex Hutchinson has explained a comment he made about Japan being too “boring” a setting for video games.


Before Assassin’s Creed 3 came out, Hutchinson was quoted as saying Feudal Japan, as well as Ancient Egypt and World War II – were too boring for the Assassin’s Creed series.

In a new interview with OXM, Hutchinson gave some more context to this comment, specifically in reference to Japan.

“The point I was trying to make was that in the broad strokes and scale of history, that’s a theme that’s been well-mined in video games,” he said.

The Assassin’s Creed series has the opportunity to explore lesser-appreciated historical and geographical periods and “make them cool, fun, new and refreshing”, he added.

OXM challenged Hutchinson on this point, saying that there haven’t been many big games set in Japan recently – but Hutchinson responded by pointing out that he’d made the comment over two years ago.

There are some further comments in the full article so do click through above.

The next major Assassin’s Creed game, Unity, is set in Paris during the French Revolution. Rogue, the last-gen release, is set during the Seven Years’ War in various North American locations, and tells some of the missing story between Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed 3. Both are due on November 11 in North America and November 13 in Europe and beyond.

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