Assassin’s Creed V Won’t Take Place In Japan

Ubisoft Toronto executive Jade Raymond, in an interview with Adweek, revealed that the fifth major entry in the Assassin’s Creed series won’t take place in Japan, despite fans’ demand for it.

Raymond dismissed the setting while discussing the series and has stated that the fifth game will feature her favorite historical era, but she didn’t reveal what it is.

“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,” said Raymond. “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.”

As has been well documented over the past several months, Ubisoft has apparently planned the ending for the entire series already. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag lead writer Darby McDevitt provided much needed clarity to the situation.

“There’s been a bit of confusion in that [Black Flag director Ashraf Ismail] once said that Assassin’s Creed has an ending — that’s not exactly true,” he explained. “This storyline has an ending, but because all of history is open to us, we see the universe as a Doctor Who-type thing. There are so many possibilities we don’t want to definitively end the universe, but we can have storylines that have endings.”

Assassin’s Creed V hasn’t been officially revealed yet, but we should expect more news regarding the game in the following months.