On the one hand, each good game series needs to be constant, because players want to get something that is similar to the last instalments; but also needs to change to be more than a clone of the previous project. And it seems that Ubisoft already has some ideas how to improve Assassin's Creed 5.
In the interview to GameReactor, Jean-Sebastien Decant - lead game designer of the latest instalment in the Assassin's Creed series - told that, in his opinion, the new games need to move towards the shared world. So, it would be nice if in Assassin's Creed 5 you were able to see and interact with other players from around the world. Of course, the game already has a multiplayer mode, but this shared open world is something completely different. Moreover, such type of gameplay is already presented in Watch Dogs.
"Absolutely, Watch Dogs is kind of showing us the path for the future. Absolutely." - told Decant in the interview. But also he added that Assassin's Creed 5 game needs to be unique, so they can't just take the scenario from Watch Dogs and implement it into the other project: "We have to respect our brands. So if we have to go that way with Assassin's Creed we have to think about how it could fit into Assassin's Creed."
At the end of the interview Decant mentioned that the setting of the game in the Assassin's Creed series is very important, because not only the atmosphere and the plot, but also the gameplay elements depend on it. Thus, the pirate Assassin's Creed 4 allowed developers to add ship battles into the series. So, Decant hopes that Ubisoft will find another great setting for Assassin's Creed 5 "that will help us also to expand the game once again".
Earlier we reported that Assassin's Creed 5 may be set in Egypt. And where do you want to go in the next instalment?