Assassin’s Creed Valhalla only launched this week, but I’m already thinking about where the series could go next. From the videos that Ubisoft put out as they were marketing Valhalla, it seems like various Creative Directors have ideas for where they would like to take the series, but only get to pitch those ideas at the start of a new development cycle. There must be at least two or three solid ideas per creative team, so there’s no reason to wonder where all the fantastic locations and time periods come from. I have one in mind that I’d really like to see, and I don’t think it’s even been hinted at before.
World War 2
There are rumours that the series will go to feudal Japan and China, but I want to see a game in the series that explores World War 2. I think it’s such an interesting period in history, and I have no doubt that the Assassins were involved in some way shape or form.
I believe that we could see the story from two sides. One from the side of the Nazis, maybe a soldier who doesn’t believe in what they’re fighting for and goes rogue. The opposite side would then be a spy infiltrating Germany just before D-day. I think that the pair could meet each other, and the story would move from there, resembling something closer to Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. I think the character pairing worked really well, and it would open up the game for having a female spy character.
I love exploring ancient history with the Assassin’s Creed series. It’s so inaccessible to us today, so it’s just fun to explore. However, World War 2 is something that a lot of people are passionate about, and I firmly believe that an Assassin’s Creed game in that time period would be incredibly popular. There is the potential for certain events to be misrepresented. However, I think Ubisoft does a great job of sticking to the truth, at least the widely acknowledged truth. As long as they did that, this game would be incredible. Maybe the risk is too great, but I’m certainly holding out hope.
Where would you like to see the Assassin’s Creed series go next?