The original Assassin’s Creed trilogy would have a very different ending than that of Assassin’s Creed III. Creator Patrice Désilets wanted the third game to end with a modern conflict before Desmond left for space to start a new civilization somewhere else. As fans of the franchise are well aware, plans have changed drastically along the way.
The original ending of the trilogy
The original ending to the trilogy was revealed in a series of interviews between former Assassin’s Creed developers and PhD student Lars de Wildt, seen by Eurogamer. In a research paper titled “tradable religion: How game company Ubisoft made religion a commodity for a global audience,” de Wildt described the ending as conceived by Désilets:
In short, the third game would end with a resolution of the conflict in the present day, with Desmond Miles – voiced by [Nolan] North – Eliminate Abstergo using the combined knowledge and skills of all his ancestors, including AC1‘s Altair en AC2‘s Ezio. It’s also the end of the world in 2012, and Desmond Miles and Lucy are starting a new civilization elsewhere – 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 “an insane spaceship!” However, plans changed. While Assassin’s Creed III still solved Desmond’s story and the modern situation, it did so in a very different way. Lucy had also left the series in a previous title to avoid paying royalties for actress Kristen Bell’s future appearances. By this time, Ezio had been so successful that he had gotten his own trilogy, and Désilets had left the company a few years earlier after a dispute with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. The new direction allowed the games to continue through the years as they explore different historical eras.
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