Without a new core game in the Assassin's Creed series coming out this fall, we suppose fans will just have to make due with some hype for the upcoming live-action movie. And by the time that next game does release, it sounds like it might actually be borrowing at least one element from the film.
The folks over at Gamesradar recently dove into this month's Total Film magazine, boasting a cover story on the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie. Anyone who has seen the trailers up to this point likely noticed one major change the movie made in relation to the games: Namely Michael Fassbender being snagged by a giant crane game.
In the Assassin's Creed universe, there's a device known as an Animus that lets the user travel back into the memories of their ancestors. Thankfully, the users in the games happen to be descendants of legendary assassins who helped shape history and dispatched more than a few bad guys over the years. I say "thankfully" because the games would have been quite dull if your ancestors turned out to be, just as an example, expert corn shuckers. You can see the film's trailer below.
Anyway, despite how technologically advanced and important the Animus is, the games portray it as a rather basic piece of furniture that the character lays on and, presto, you're living the life of an assassin.
According to an interview with Fassbender, that wasn't cinematic enough for the folks making the Assassin's Creed movie. While it sounds like a vat of warm liquid goo was actually tossed around for a while, the team eventually settled on that cool grabby arm that you see hauling Fassbender around in the trailers. We're guessing that the scientific reason for its design in the film will be that it removes stimulation by making the user feel weightless or something like that but, in reality, it just looks a heck of a lot cooler and far more sci-fi than a damn couch you take a nap on.
Apparently the Assassin's Creed developers feel the same way. While we aren't expecting the next game until sometime next year, it sounds like the team was "inspired" after leaving the film's set and may plan on incorporating the new animus design in the series.
In the meantime, Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection will just have to keep you occupied with its suite of three remastered games.