Assassin’s Creed: Unity‘s modern day story will not be about Desmond Miles, or even take place in the fictional Abstergo. Considering what we’ve seen in the series so far, we know there have been other “donors” whose memories were extracted, but Ubisoft’s modern day story has only hinted at them.
Starting with the next game on the PS4 and Xbox One, the story will possibly incorporate another descendant of a long line of Assassins. Unity has been called a new era, and being the first game made exclusively for next gen consoles and PC, it’s quite fitting.
From the very beginning of the series, there have been hints of other people in the Animus. The infamous “Subject 16” had apparently shared some memories in Italy with Desmond and left him clues in the form of glyphs which revealed the “truth” of the origins of the human race. The two later hung out after Desmond became lost in the system, and Desmond woke up again in time to unravel his ancestry with the Templars and the Native Americans.
In the meantime, we have seen other characters who shared similar memories. Desmond Miles may not have been the source for AC: Liberation or Freedom Cry, and it’s too much coincidence for those protagonists have have also been the genetic memories of “Subject 16.”
Assassin’s Creed: Unity might have something to do with the Observatory that Edward Kenway had discovered, or it could simply be an entirely new modern day story line. The question remains who the new subject could be, or if the donors in the future will all be based on the remains of modern day assassins like Black Flag hinted at.
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Where could the next modern day story take place for Assassin’s Creed: Unity? Perhaps we’ll see another group of Assassins attempting to evade the Templars in Quebec, as a subtle tie-in with the new branch of Ubisoft working on an entirely new Assassin’s Creed standalone? We might even see them go for some more meta humor as Abstergo turns out to have a secret order of Templars in charge of Ubisoft Quebec.
Creative director Alex Amancio stated:
“It’s a new start, it’s a new narrative start. That is symbolized by a completely new context for the present day.
“You’ve seen a little bit of an evolution with ‘Black Flag,’ [but] we’re not going to do the same thing. What we’re doing with ‘Unity’ is really the beginning [of] this new cycle of ‘Assassin’s Creed’ games.
“Because it’s new, we can actually explain it properly because nobody is going to feel like it’s redundant. I would say that ‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’ is the best entry point for the franchise since [the first ‘Assassin’s Creed’].”
What could Ubisoft be planning? And what could the big news be that they’re announcing tomorrow?
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