The modern day storyline in Assassin's Creed has long been a topic of sometimes heated discussion amongst fans. Back in the early years of the franchise, when it was Desmond Miles and the gang, most people seemed interested in seeing where things would lead, but later instalments never really got the plot back on track after Desmond's era came to an end. It's been very stop-start ever since, and many would argue that the most recent modern day segments in the likes of Assassin's Creed Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla simply get in the way.
If you feel the same, then we've got potentially good news: Assassin's Creed's modern day storyline is being moved to Assassin's Creed Infinity — the new 'hub' for the franchise, which will house upcoming projects Assassin's Creed Red and Assassin's Creed Hexe. This, according to producer Marc-Alexis Côté, means that you'll never be torn from your historical adventures again.
"People who love just immersing themselves in the past will be able to jump right in there and never be interrupted or need to know who Desmond and Layla is," says Côté.
As speculated, Infinity will be a vehicle for the modern day narrative, with your own character exploring various simulations through the Animus. Côté explains: "The abstraction that we want people to have is [Infinity] is your Animus. It is your DNA Explorer on your desktop. You are the main story character."
Honestly, this sounds good to us. Although the modern day stuff in the latest games isn't hugely invasive, it does pull you out of the experience from time to time, forcing you to interact with, as far as we're concerned, crappy characters that we couldn't give a damn about.
But maybe you feel differently? What do you think about this restructuring in Assassin's Creed? Never get pulled out of the Animus again in the comments section below.