While in an interview with gaming mag Xbox World 360, the writer of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Darby McDevitt said that 85% of the entire franchise’s story has already been mapped out. Altair’s story arch has been written for two years now, and Ezio’s final chapter was thought out as early as during Brotherhood’s development.
“We have about – to give it a rough estimate – 85 percent of the Assassin’s Creed lore mapped out, but new things always happen along the way,” said McDevitt. “If a writer comes up with a cool new story which sits deep within the narrative, this might end up changing things. But we do have things planned out.
“Altair’s complete story arc has been mapped out for two years, and Ezio’s story in Revelations was being conceived and planned when the team started working on Brotherhood.
“So we’ve known the end of Ezio’s story for some time – it’s just a matter of working out how we present that: do we do it in a game? In a comic book? In a handheld game? In a facebook game?”