Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is starting to appear on the horizon. It's slated for a 29th October release in North America, while European swashbucklers will have to wait a little longer as it will emerge on the 22nd November.

It's the culmination of two and a half years of work but the game's director Ashraf Ismail has already expressed his desire to take the franchise to ancient Egypt.

Speaking to the Examiner, Ismail said:

I'm not saying we are going there, but one day I would love to explore Egypt as a setting for this game. Ancient Egypt could be a really cool place. We have a really cool explanation for how we can do this, and it is with this Animus device that allows us to go to anytime in history.

Naturally, with the series being a yearly release now and each title taking more than two years to create, an Egyptian tale wouldn't come to be until 2016, presuming Ubisoft hasn't already made the decision to head to the North African nation.

With the Assassin's Creed series typically operating through the Animus, there's no saying it can't go back in time to explore the origins of the story in this way.

To find out more about the upcoming title, check out our interview with its Creative Director Jean Guesdon and the Wii U Project Manager Robin Lavallée.

What are your thoughts on an Ancient Egyptian adventure? Where would you like the series to go next? Let us know in the comment section below.