Assassin's Creed director thinks 'Ancient Egypt could be a really cool place'
Let's face it, the Assassin's Creed series is here to stay (yay!) and that means the developers really have a treasure trove of historical locations and timelines they could explore in subsequent sequels. Thanks to the technology of Animus, which is the device that allows the protagonists to relive their memories as their ancestors, anything is possible.
Director Ashraf Ismail has recently talked a little bit about where Assassin's Creed is now, and where it hopes to go.
"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 anytime in history.
"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."
Asmail's explanation certainly opens up the series to pretty much any point in time, since they're free to skip around history as they please.
While Ancient Egypt does sound cool, it might be just a tad too similar to Damascus from the very first game. I'm still holding out for Feudal Japan. Do it Ubisoft!