|The first Assassin's Creed 3 DLC is non-canon to avoid "breaking fanbase"|
|Posted: 23.10.2012 13:51 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 3|
"The Tyranny of King Wasington", the first major downloadable content pack for Assassin’s Creed 3 will unsurprisingly by non-canon, according to Ubisoft. Considering the subject of the DLC in which George Washington declares himself King of the United States and becomes a villainous tyrant, it's hardly a shock.
What? You mean this never happened?
Lead designer Steve Masters stated that it was to avoid a broken fanbase.
“For me, the DLC has always been a touchy thing for putting important story moments into. Ultimately it fractures the audience and makes it really difficult for people to keep up with what is the canon of the series,” he noted.
Basically, the DLC is a fun what-if scenario. “For us, we want to have a little fun with it,” he explained, “and have a less serious experience, a less earnest experience, and setting it in an alternate history environment gives us room and freedom to play around with things in a more whimsical manner.”
“We think people are going to enjoy it, have fun with it – we’ve just got to remember it’s not part of the canon, it’s just there as something for players to enjoy.”
Assassin's Creed 3 is due to be released next week on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.