The writer of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla wants his next game in the franchise to be set in either Malta or South America, but will he get his wish?
Although Assassin’s Creed was once the most predictable of yearly sequels its schedules have become harder to predict in recent years, as Ubisoft gives new games longer to develop.
Current rumours suggest that a new entry will come out either late this year or early next and will be based around the Third Crusades, potentially acting as a sequel to the very first game.
Yearly or not though, the Assassin’s Creed franchise is one that will probably never end, with a constant need to pick new locations and time periods for future games – and it seems as if Brazil is already on the short list.
That’s according to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla writer Alain Mercieca, who in an interview with TheGamer favoured either a Maltese or South American setting, which have not been a focus for any of the games so far.
‘As someone who is obsessed with history you could get me excited about a niche group of warriors in a lost society on the island of Malta and I’d be ready to jump into it and make it pop. I’m not sure about you, but I’d absolutely be down for Assassin’s Creed Malta’, said Mercieca.
‘On a grander scale I do feel there is a rich tapestry of culture in South America that the brand has yet to explore fully,’ he added. ‘From the Incas to the Spanish Conquistadors, it is a very fascinating time. Though Black Flag did touch on some of it, I’m feeling more the Brazil region.’
South America has certainly been suggested by fans before, as well as other historical settings such as Japan, China, and India, but the one problem with Mercieca’s musings is that if Brazil was going to be the setting of the next game, or even the next next game, he wouldn’t be talking about it so openly right now.
Since development would’ve begun while he was still working on Valhalla, it’s highly unlikely Mercieca is involved with this year’s new game and is instead merely speculating on what he’d like to do in the future.
That means a Brazil setting is entirely possible at some point, but probably not for several years yet.
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