Ubisoft have confirmed that they will be slowing down with the modern-day stuff in future Assassin's Creed games, which may not feature any Animus simulation elements.
For the first time ever, a major Assassin's Creed game will be set in Japan , while the publisher also decided to go back to the series' roots and focus on stealth, parkour and assassinations with Assassin's Creed Mirage.
Shortly after the show, developers revealed additional information regarding the upcoming projects, and one statement will certainly make many Assassin's Creed fans happy. It's been confirmed that Assassin's Creed Mirage, the next game in the series, won't have any modern-day content.
It will strictly focus on Basim and Baghdad and won't force players to exit the Animus and mess around all the highly advanced machines and tech that we always see during these modern-day storylines in Assassin's Creed.
Furthermore, Ubisoft confirmed that moving forward, the modern-day storyline will be separated from history and will be told through Assassin's Creed Infinity instead.
This basically means that the upcoming Assassin's Creed games will be free of the modern-day content but those who actually like this segment of the series, will still get to enjoy it in some form through Infinity.
"People who love just immersing themselves in the past will be able to jump right in there and never be interrupted or need to know who Desmond and Layla is,"
Ubisoft told IGN.
In our honest opinion, it's a good decision from Ubisoft to separate the two, given that many players didn't really connect to the modern-day characters and story in the last couple of games. The first Assassin's Creed games indeed had a very interesting implementation of the Animus and the evil corporation plot but the most recent storyline featuring Layla failed to reach that quality.
Assassin's Creed Mirage, the first game without the modern-day storyline will release sometime in 2023 while the Japan setting title is scheduled for 2025 at the earliest.
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