With Ubisoft’s confirmation of Assassin’s Creed Infinity more questions than answers. As it stands, players know that it is a live service world under development where players get to explore more settings. It takes inspiration from Fortnite and Grand Theft Auto Online, but it is unlikely that it is exactly derived from the one. Instead of several big games going forward, the content may be more detailed to a lesser degree, all in all Assassin’s Creed Infinity up to something unique.
In the end, it is still a very confusing idea to try to understand. It is logistics to consider which characters / Assassins players will take on, and exactly how traveling the world will be involved. When it is set, it draws a larger question mark than where it is set. If it’s just a title in a new series of games, with new locations and time periods, the question becomes why throw them all into a live service model. A specific time period with a character exploring the world makes much more sense, meaning Assassin’s Creed Infinity may be the most modernized game in the series.
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It will take quite some time before fans learn more details, with the project being years away but more settings mean Assassin’s Creed could and should deliver on time periods it has teased or fans have requested. Since how time works Assassin’s Creed Infinity remains an unconfirmed detail, the following is not based on time periods to be explored, but purely geographical locations.
Assassin’s Creed: Japan
Japan is the big one, a setting that will provide even the most critical Assassin’s Creed Infinity follows pause. Japan has been a place that fans demand, and it has even been teased by Ubisoft before. IN AC3, the symbols above were displayed and correlate with potential locations. The first is an Eye of Horus (Assassin’s Creed Origins), and the second is a Greek Omega symbol (Assassin’s Creed Odyssey). The latter is a Japanese Torii, but there is no game that matches it. Instead of a Japan setting for Assassin’s Creed, AC Valhalla came in with Vikings.
With being in high demand and very teased, it is possible Assassin’s Creed Infinity will have a Japan setting to some degree. If Assassin’s Creed Infinity takes an incremental development approach as rumored Grand Theft Auto 6, it may only have one to begin with and several more in the coming months. Opening with Japan would be a strong move for Assassin’s Creed Infinity.
Assassin’s Creed: India
India has had a strange relationship with Assassin’s Creed. It has featured in comics, with a follow-up game in Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India also explore the history of Arbaaz Mir. IN Assassin’s Creed SyndicateLast Maharaja DLC, players explore a bit of culture while Jacob and Evie assist Duleep Singh. But there has never been any real indication that a main game would explore the history and surroundings of India. The truth is that it absolutely should.
For example, if Assassin’s Creed Infinity Continuing to emphasize the mythology that the last couple of games have, players could see more Isu based on this belief. India’s Hindu mythology would be perfect for Assassin’s Creed, with Jesus taking on the myths about these deities as he did with the Egyptian gods, the Greek gods and the Norse gods. Even in a more grounded environment, India would be ripe for all the things that do Assassin’s Creed the franchise as it is.
Assassin’s Creed: China
Like India, China is mentioned in Chronicles collection of games, but that would not stop it from getting involved in Assassin’s Creed Infinity. The supporters speak for themselves here, as China is often a recurring place for rumors Assassin’s Creed, and with good reason. China already has deep lore, Ezio and Shao Jun brought it to the forefront Assassin’s Creed, and far more. No matter how Assassin’s Creed Infinity dealing with time, China is a place that would be perfect no matter when the game was set.
Assassin’s Creed: The American West
Westerners have always had audiences, however Red Dead Redemption franchise has really locked it in the gaming industry. As such, Red Dead Redemption is likely Assassin’s Creedis the worst enemy when it comes to a potential location in the Wild West. Although a development period can mean smaller rooftops to run over, time periods from mid to later will be the perfect setting for parkour, epic horsebacks and carriage hunts and more. Modernized enough will bring it more in line with the modern Assassin’s Creed games, while uncivilized enough will give it a unique spin. Ubisoft has teased the American Midwest in Abstergo emails before, so it’s not a stretch to think that it can go full west with a setting.
Especially again, if Ubisoft has had these discussions, it may have avoided a complete game with a western environment due to RDR. It is a similar vein to Ghost of Tsushima-Assassin’s Creed Japan comparisons, as Ubisoft may not want to feed the comparisons or operate in this way. But with Assassin’s Creed Infinity, The American West is as viable as Japan because they are not the only focus.
Assassin’s Creed: Return to Rome
Many Assassin’s Creed fans and ill-conceived rumors have often asked for Rome to return as a framework. Just because Assassin’s Creed Infinity has multiple settings, does not mean that old ones can not return, especially depending on how / when they are set. Many call for a game that is set during the Roman Empire’s time period, and while it raises the question of how Assassin’s Creed Infinity handles time again, that does not mean it is not many times Assassin’s Creed could return to Rome.
Assassin’s Creed Infinity is in development.
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