Ubisoft has revealed that new technology could allow future Assassin's Creed games to be set across multiple historical periods.

While Assassin's Creed has continued to evolve across this generation of consoles -- Ubisoft is able to cram more into its open-worlds and make them prettier to boot -- the games are only set within one major time period.

This could all be set to change however, and won't just be limited to Assassin's Creed, says Lionel Raynaud, executive vice president of creative at Ubisoft Canada. 

'We will have technology that will break the [current] limits of memory, for instance, because of new technologies that are arriving. We would be able to – in the same world – have several historical periods, for instance, in Assassin's Creed, and use the Animus to travel from one to the other. Or have different areas of the world linked by travel systems, so that a Far Cry game or a Watch Dogs game could happen in different countries in the same experience, seamlessly,' he said.

Raynaud also mentioned that new tech could facilitate 'bigger post-launch periods' allowing for 'longer lives' for the company's games.

The executive didn't actually mention a new PlayStation or Xbox, although future technologies almost certainly pertains to fresh hardware from Sony and Microsoft. We already know the latter is beavering away on a new Xbox, although when it'll show up is anyone's guess.

Meanwhile, the PS5 isn't expected to arrive on store shelves until at least 2020.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the next entry in Ubisoft's stab-happy series, and will launch for PS4, PC, and Xbox One on October 5.

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