I know, I should just be excited for the upcoming Assassins Creed: Valhalla, however, for as long as Ubisoft explores history, there will always be other historical periods worth exploring. Furthermore, this particular historical period is something that I’m very surprised we haven’t seen yet.
As we are aware, the first Assassins Creed game focused on the Assassins located in Masyaf in Syria. In the later games through flash-backs to Altair’s later life, we even watched as Masyaf fell and the Assassins returned to being a hidden organisation in the shadows.
Meanwhile, the Templars too strayed from controlling from the shadows when they became as infamous as they did during the crusades. The Knights Templar Order was disbanded and most of their knights were executed by the hands of King Phillip of France. While the Pope Clement V reluctantly aided the historical fall.
Phillip was once an ally of the Templars, which could make for an interesting betrayal story. Imagine a story controlling Phillip, a loyal Templar and then after finding the true intentions of Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, and the Unity Sword, betrays them and joins the Assassins.
This would essentially be the exact opposite of Assassins Creed: Rogue. It would also be the first time we have controlled any kind of monarch in the franchise too. This period of time has been mentioned briefly, which is why we know about de Molay having the Unity Sword, the Piece of Eden from Assassins Creed: Unity, in the first place.
The events of this time were showcased in the novel Assassins Creed: Heresy and also in Assassins Creed: Unity but we have never seen a full game focused on it. Maybe controlling Phillip might be unrealistic but being a double agent that convinces Phillip to betray the Templars is a real possibility for a great Assassins Creed game.