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Assassin’s Creed can achieve continued success without franchise poster-boy Ezio, lead scriptwriter Darby McDevitt has told VideoGamer.com.
Asked outright if the conclusion of the Ezio storyline will present a problem with the ongoing success of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, McDevitt said: “I think it’s a bit like we’ve created our own Doctor Who. We’ve created a mechanism where people are eager after a couple games to see a new ancestor, because that’s the whole idea of the animus.
“Ezio is a beloved character though so I think even people who are sceptical of a third Ezio game, when they play it they’ll be very sad to see him go. And when they watch the movie Embers that goes along with this game, which kind of concludes Ezio’s story.
“But we’ve created this animus thing where the possibilities are endless. By the time you get twenty generations down from a person you’ve got literally millions of ancestors to choose from so that’s very exciting for people.”
Asked to clarify how much of the previous Brotherhood story is being wrapped up in Revelations, McDevitt concluded: “All of it except Desmond. Ezio and Altair’s stories are wrapping up, with this and Embers.”
Assassin’s Creed Revelations will be released November 15 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.