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‘Assassin’s Creed V’ will explore a new era but it won't be Feudal Japan

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The next installment of the popular Assassin’s Creed franchise is now well underway and it is now known that the upcoming entry of the series will take gamers to a new period in history. Speaking to Adweek on Feb 23, Ubisoft Managing Director Jade Raymond revealed that Assassin’s Creed V will take the franchise to new historical era. The developer isn’t saying exactly when the game will be set; however, Raymond did confirm that the next Assassin’s Creed title won’t take place during Feudal Japan as was previously rumored.

Ubisoft wants to explore various points in human history in order to help keep the franchise fresh. This allows the series to adapt over time and prevents stagnation by providing the opportunity to introduce new themes over time. Raymon explained the importance of the series’ changing time periods with the following statement.

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.

The last entry of the franchise, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, places fans on Caribbean waters during the height of the age of pirates. Despite the developer’s silence, Ubisoft strives to release yearly entries to the Assassin’s Creed series so the next game will likely launch later this year.

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