It is well known that the saga Assassin’s Creed did not plan to end up being as we know it today: the plans of its creators were altered by a success that Ubisoft wanted to take advantage of to give it a longer format, despite the fact that originally his story was planned to be narrated as a trilogy. Now, thanks to a scholarly article published by researcher Lars de Wildt, we know how different the ending of the first game series, the one featuring Desmond Miles as a character of the present.
Thanks to a series of interviews that this researcher has conducted with Patrice Dsilets, co-creator of the series Assassin’s Creed, we have been able to discover that the original intention was that the third game of the trilogy (Assassin’s Creed III) ended with a resolution of the conflict in the present, with Desmond Miles having fully acquired the abilities of Altar Ibn-La’Ahad, protagonist of Assassin’s Creed, and Ezio Auditore, protagonist of Assassin’s Creed II, as a result of the bleeding effect.
Desmond and Lucy, the new Adam and Eve
The idea of Dsilets was that Desmond ended Abstergo, the villainous company that has been maintained throughout the entire saga, and in the end could escape with Lucy to form a new civilization. Both characters will be a kind of Adam and Eve, and in fact the name of Desmond’s companion comes from Lucy (AL 288-1), a nomenclature given to the fossil skeleton of the Australopithecus afarensis discovered in 1974. Together they will escape to create a new humanity, and they will aboard a spaceship in search of a world in which to lay the foundations of civilization.
needless to say this idea never came to fruition. The Serie Assassin’s Creed was opened to focus on practically annual deliveries more focused on the historical exploration of new settings than on this almost science-fiction plot, although in current games, such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, we can still see many references to that facet of the franchises, and on many occasions the plot that takes place today has wanted to return to those paths.