In a recent press event, Assassin's Creed 3's creative lead Alex Hutchinson mused that the game's contemporary protagonist, Desmond Miles, ought to be retired at some point.
"It's more like The Twilight Zone. There's always a guy introducing it and he's there every episode, but each game completes its own story. Assassin's Creed 1 was Altair's story. Ezio has been and gone. You can engage with these historical stories individually without having to necessarily understand Desmond's story. But yes, we eventually do have to wrap it up," he said.
"I think Desmond needs to end," Hutchinson said, adding, "At some point. You know what I mean? Things that go on too long lack resonance. We're asking people to remember seven years' worth of story. Which is like saying you were in junior high and now you're finishing college. And you need to remember what you were doing in junior high."
Hutchinson argues that the rest of the game has evolved so much in terms of new character, period, story and setting, as well as mechanically. While it's not clear where Ubisoft would plan to go after the story wraps up for Desmond, Hutchinson says there are multiple avenues the game can go down and may, in the future.
Via: The Verge
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