The original Assassin’s Creed trilogy was due to have a very different ending than that of Assassin’s Creed III. Creator Patrice Désilets meant for the third game to end with a modern day conflict before Desmond left for space to start a new civilisation elsewhere. As fans of the franchise well know, plans drastically changed along the way.
The Trilogy’s Original Ending
The original ending for the trilogy was revealed in a series of interviews between former Assassin’s Creed developers and PhD student Lars de Wildt, as seen by Eurogamer. In a research paper titled “Marketable religion: How game company Ubisoft commodified religion for a global audience”, de Wildt described the ending as conceived by Désilets:
Briefly put, the third game would end with a resolution of the conflict in the present day, with Desmond Miles – voiced by [Nolan] North – taking down Abstergo using the combined knowledge and skills of all his ancestors, including AC1‘s Altair and AC2‘s Ezio. Also, it is the end of the world in 2012, and Desmond Miles and Lucy are starting a new civilization somewhere else – as Adam and Eve.
Désilets also told de Wildt that Lucy was named after the Australopithecus afarensis and that the game would end with the pair on “a freaking spaceship!” However, plans changed. While Assassin’s Creed III still resolved Desmond’s story and the modern day situation, it did so in a completely different way. Lucy had also already left the series in an earlier title to prevent the need to pay royalties for future appearances from actress Kristen Bell. By then Ezio had been so successful he’d received his own trilogy, and Désilets had left the company a couple of years prior after a dispute with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. The new direction has allowed the games to continue through the years while exploring different historical eras.
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