A report over on website Empire State Gamer claims that a recent survey conducted by Ubisoft asked those taking part to pick their favourite setting for “one of the next Assassin’s Creed games to take place”. There was a list of eight possible historical periods ranging from Victorian England to Feudal Japan.

With Ezio’s trilogy officially concluded in the recent release of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Ubisoft will need to introduce a new lead ancestor for protagonist Desmond Miles to hijack. If Ubisoft’s decision to annualise the Assassin’s Creed series is still in play, then they should be well into production on Assassin’s Creed III already. In a recent visit to Ubisoft Montreal, they wouldn’t let us anywhere near the Assassin’s Creed wing of the building, presumably because they were working on the next game already.

It does seem odd then that they’d be surveying possible time periods now; surely that would be decided on already? Unless of course these are possibilities for an Assassin’s Creed title beyond Assassin’s Creed III. Hit the jump for the survey options.

• The violent conflicts of the Imperial Dynasties in Medieval China
• The advent of the mighty British Empire during Victorian England
• The culmination of the Pharaoh Reign in Ancient Egypt
• The invasion of the Americas by the Spanish Conquistadors
• The confrontation between British colonists and native Americans during The American Revolution
• The overthrow of the Tsar Empire by the Communists during the Russian Revolution
• The Warlord Battles in Feudal Japan
• The rise of Caesar’s Empire in Ancient Rome

Notice the lack of rumoured French Revolution era? That’s because Assassin’s Creed III will be set during that time – you read it here first!

Source: Empire State Gaming