You might think the expansion of naval battles in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag from Assassin’s Creed III was due to all the positive feedback that particular feature received, but as Creative Director Jean Guesdon told VG247:
Every game, every project has its own history, its own challenges and its own reception. We were already in conception and pre-production when Assassin’s Creed III entered full speed production. Our main key decisions were already made when the first reviews came in. For sure we read them and identified some points that we wanted to make sure to address, but in no way was Black Flag decided or majorly influenced after or by Assassin’s Creed III’s reception.
Guesdon then added:
During the development of Black Flag a lot of things happened, a lot of other games went out that we looked at. We’re always listening to players, even players of our competitors. We’re always trying to improve our own game, incorporating good ideas if we think they make sense in the game. For example we listened as much if not more to comments about Far Cry 3 than comments about Assassin’s Creed III.
The inevitable Assassin’s Creed title coming out later this year has yet to be detailed by Ubisoft, but Guesdon did say, “Feudal Japan remains – like numerous other time periods and locations – a possible future setting for the franchise because thanks to the Animus. The entire human history is our playground.” We’ll just have to wait and see if it’s a time period they go for in the future of Assassin’s Creed.
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