The Assassin’s Creed franchise has slowly developed a preoccupation with historically accurate representations of the past. Considering we’re about to head into the fifth big-budget game, it’s no surprise that we’re about to get an Assassin’s Creed stepped in American history. The important thing to consider is that Assassin’s Creed III is still about the on-going war between the Assassins and Templars. What’s more, the team behind the game believs that the basic themes of the series run parallel to those of the American Revolution: power or opression; control or freedom.
In previous Assassin’s Creed titles, less detailed historical documentation allowed for a certain level of creative license. Now that a mere 230 years separate us from Ubisof’s chosen period, Assassin’s Creed III is headed down a more authentic path.
This will be Ubisoft’s biggest game to date; there are more than eight different studios across the world that are involved with the project. Additionally, five full-time reasearchers have sifted through thousands of pages of historical documents.