We've been seeing and hearing a lot of what will be featured in Assassin's Creed 3 but we oftentimes don't hear about what could have been in the game and what had to be cut. Creative director Alex Hutchinson explains the top seven things that didn't make it into Assassin's Creed 3.
The list comes courtesy of the UK's Official Xbox Magazine, and while I'm not going to reprint everything here in this article, I will go over a few key things that didn't make the cut, including native or Indian American clothing for Connor. The reason he's not dressed the way the Indians are is that Ubisoft felt he didn't blend enough, which is a good point. We can't have a half-naked guy running around trying to be stealthy in large crowds while still being half-naked...I'm sure someone would notice Connor.
Scalping didn't make the cut, for obvious reasons, and a chain-blade was also axed. Why? Because Ubisoft didn't want Connor turning into Scorpion from Mortal Kombat...and I think that makes perfect sense. But it would have been awesome to chain-yank someone and whisper to yourself..."Get over here!"
Ben Franklin won't be the equivalent of Leonardo Da Vinci since he didn't make cool killing devices like the latter. First-person missions have been axed (or drastically altered) and mystical animal conversations won't be happening in the game. Thankfully, we won't have a video game equivalent of M. Night's 'The Happening' where Mark Wahlberg was talking to flowers.
The most interesting omission is streamlined loading...effectively making Assassin's Creed 3 an open-world equivalent to games like Red Dead Redemption, Just Cause or Grand Theft Auto. Instead, Ubisoft's reasoning is that they didn't want it to feel like 'Disneyland'. The logistics behind that reasoning is a little muddled but we'll just have to take their word for it.
You can check out the detailed list of why each feature was omitted from the upcoming Ubisoft blockbuster over at OXM. Also, don't forget to check out some brand new screenshots for Assassin's Creed 3 right here.