Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Director Talks About Ancient Egypt as Future Setting

Because why not?

Posted By | On 11th, Oct. 2013

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The Assassin’s Creed franchise has explored the Crusades, the Italian Renaissance, the American Revolution and now life on the high seas in the Caribbean with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Where can the franchise go from here? While Black Flag director Ashraf Ismail doesn’t know exactly where, he’d think it’d be great to explore Ancient Egypt as a setting in an Assassin’s Creed game.

Speaking to Examiner, Ismail stated, “The President of the company has said that we will ship an annual title, so it’s out there. We’ve been on this game for almost two years; it’ll be two and a half when we ship. I would say one of the best things we have going for us is how we can play with history. History is something that is rooted in all of us; we all have a deeper connection to it. So there’s a lot of interesting periods and time places we haven’t been to that I would to see.

“I’m not saying we are going there. But one day I would love to explore Egypt as a setting for this game. Ancient Egypt could be a really cool place. We have a really cool explanation for how we can do this, and it is with this Animus device that allows us to go to anytime in history.”

Meanwhile, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is slated to release on October 29th in North America and November 1st in Europe for Xbox 360 and PS3. It will also release on November 15th in North America and November 29th in Europe for PS4 and November 22nd for Xbox One.


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