The announcement is all they've said so far. There's already a rumor that it'll go back to the style of the original trilogy to lure the people who loved the original and dropped the series since (not saying it'll be that story), but it's probably not coming out for a while yet.
The modern day sections were the most disliked part of the original story, the revolution games (after 2 and before Origins) had Abstergo as the McGuffin doing nothing relevant, but since Origins, it's moved to a new cell of Assassins - yet they aren't doing anything relevant so far. Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla are pretty clearly all about the historical parts, the modern day part is just a bonus, and the story is simply about how various people in History decided to stand up to the bullshit of power hungry conquerors and murderers, while throwing random bits about the previous civilizations here and there, but not the specific people we saw in the original trilogy. And it's about how the Assassins came to be - the Templars don't exist yet but we see how various organizations did similar shit before, hence the need for the proto-Assassins.
That's just what Assassin's Creed is, shitty people and those who stand up to them across the ages. I strongly disagree with the idea that the franchise should have died just because the original story ended and the current games are not related to Desmond's story. There's no reason to stop making games in that universe just because the 2012 apocalypse story was garbage. Stagnation is literally the one thing it can't do when it has such an easy recipe for recycling the same concept but completely change the world by jumping across time and space, which is a guarantee to keep attracting new people who weren't interested in Egypt but suddenly want to see vikings (and they are updating the system every time so it's not an exact reskinned copy-paste either).
It's just world building instead of following one specific charismatic hero. That's what all games do today, not one recognizable heroic face of the franchise but a highly customizable self insert every time.
If I struggled to the end of my determination, to the end of my way of life with my followers, if the result is ruin, then this ruin is inevitable. Grieve. Shed tears. But you cannot regret.
Last Edit: October 27, 2020, 11:30:31 PM