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Assassin's Creed V

Assassin's Creed V not set in Japan

Raymond confirms where the game isn't set.

  • Text: Mike Holmes

Jade Raymond, the studio head of Ubisoft Toronto, has offered a few details with regards to the next chapter in the Assassin's Creed series.

In an interview with AdWeek, Raymond confirmed that the game would not be set during the samurai age in Japan (although she said that she thinks that'd be cool).

Last time in the series we were on board a ship in Caribbean, and before that North America as it fought for independence, Renaissance Italy, and way back during the Crusades. Speculation has been circulating with regards to the possible location of the next game in the series, and feudal Japan was a strong candidate. Raymond did confirm that the next Assassin's game would be set in her personal favourite period of history, but offered no hint as to what that might be.

"When we're building a franchise, we're thinking of a whole universe and how we're developing a meta-story that could live on for many years in games and TV," Raymond said. "If the story has nowhere to go, then you end up with the video game equivalent of The Matrix 2 or something where it's never going to be quite as genius."

Last year Raymond confirmed to IGN that her Toronto-based studio would be collaborating with Ubisoft Montreal on the next installment in the Assassin's Creed series.

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