Assassin’s Creed 3 creative director Alex Hutchinson believes fans’ most requested settings for the series are the worst, and dismisses WWII, feudal Japan and Egypt, but likes the idea of India.
“People on the internet suggest the most boring settings,” he told our friends at OXM. “The three most wanted are WWII, feudal Japan and Egypt. They’re kind of the three worst settings for an AC game.”
Hutchinson does like the idea of an Indian setting though. “[Assassin’s Creed 3 writer Corey May] really wants to do India. I would too. I’d really love to do the Raj.”
AC3’s setting was the subject of intense speculation in the months leading up to its official announcement. It has now been confirmed that the game will take place in colonial America during the American Revolution, as we revealed back in January.
The scribes behind the Assassin’s Creed series pride themselves on their historical authenticity, and lead writer Matt Turner recently told us that AC3 offers new challenges for Ubisoft. “It’s harder on this game,” he said. “This time period is very well documented so you have to pay attention to it.