"There’s something really, really off about the modern day plotline with Black Flag however. I’m not sure if it’s just Ubisoft as a creative outlet that is now lost with their own project or if there’s something far more mysterious going on. It has been directly stated countless times by Ubisoft that there would never be an Assassin’s Creed game strictly featured in a modern era, and it’s not exactly challenging to grasp why. You’re essentially alienating a sizeable chunk of your fanbase because even though people enjoy the overarching story for its rich and eerie mysticism, they don’t want to play an entire game that consists solely of it. People flock to Assassin’s Creed for bold retellings of history featuring fictional badass Assassins.
What if Ubisoft created another franchise though? A new franchise already stationed in modern times, but one that plays drastically different? Hello Watch Dogs!"