Since the debut of Assassin’s Creed in 2007, the series has become known for its historical plots and fairly faithful recreation of locations around the world. Naturally, speculation about the next part of the series does not stop.
In the main part of the series, players have traveled to the Holy Land during the Third Crusade, Renaissance Italy, revolutionary America, the Caribbean, revolutionary Paris, Victorian London, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ancient Greece, Viking Age England – just to name a few.
This is not to mention regions such as Cyprus, China and India, which have become the focus of attention in the side games. So among AC fans it has become something of a guessing game, or wishlist, to predict the next setting in the series.
Now renowned video game YouTuber ACG, as famous as Jeremy Penter, has confidently stated that the next Assassin’s Creed game will be about the Aztecs.
While fans craved settings like Three Kingdoms China or feudal Japan, making a game in Mesoamerica would be quite refreshing. Previously, one of the few references to this region of the world was to A-Tabai, who was a Maya killer and appeared in Black Flag.
The Aztecs ruled central Mexico from 1300 to 1521. It was an advanced civilization that consisted of three city-states during the existence of the Aztec empire, known for its stone monuments and temples, colorful gods and human sacrifice. In the end, the Aztecs were destroyed by the Spanish colonialists, and the Aztec ruler Moctezuma II, as you know, was taken hostage by the dastardly conquistador Hernan Cortes. This period in the history of the Aztecs would certainly be the right place for the Templars to participate.
While Ubisoft has stated that the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Infinity will be a live service game, it hasn’t shown or revealed anything about it so far. Perhaps the Aztecs will appear in Infinity, or we may be in for a surprise as Infinity is pushed down the timeline.
Penter hasn’t revealed the source of his claim, so we’ll have to take it with a grain of salt for now, even though he’s been pretty accurate in his predictions in the past. The French developer is hosting the Ubisoft Forward event in September, and maybe then we’ll be able to hear a little more about the Assassin’s Creed series.