Assassin's Creed is one of Ubisoft's most popular videogame franchises. It recently released its sixth major instalment - Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag - for both the current and next generation consoles.
Black Flag follows open-world gameplay, where players can sail to anywhere in the map to explore or find treasure. Jean-Sebastien Decant, designer of Black Flag, recently laid out his vision for the future of the game, "I think we're going toward a gaming place where the open world will be shared with other players. More and more. Socially speaking, but also maybe multiplayer stuff. And we will have to consider the open world much more like a platform that we could sustain for years," he said while speaking to Gamereactor.
He further revealed, "Watch Dogs is kind of showing us the path for the future... We have to respect our brands. So if we have to go that way with Assassin's Creed, we have to think about how it could fit into Assassin's Creed."
More and more studios are following the trend to have more open-world gamers which will integrate online play of a player without damaging the main game. Games like Destiny, The Division, The Crew and Watch Dogs are all following this trend and the latter seems to be based on a stronger foundation.
Meanwhile, OXM reports of a document, containing what it calls details on Assassin's Creed 5, which was found while hacking the computers of Abstergo Entertainment in the game. The document says that Ubisoft will be regularly making smaller projects like books, films and projects, like Assassin's Creed: Liberation.
The document, which is an "archived set of email messages," comprises of probable future settings that includes, the Shogunate Japan, Cowboys of America and Egypt. Another email list has an employee of Abstergo mentioning Jack the Ripper in mails, an indicative of Victorian England setting.