Jade Raymond, head of Ubisoft Toronto and one of the leading figures in getting the studio's smash hit Assassin's Creed franchise off the ground, has apparently let slip some information that could well point at the next setting for the series.
Last month the studio announced Assassin's Creed Unity, a game currently in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PCs, however many have been speculating that this will be but one of two titles launched in the series this year, with the second set for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
To date, the studio has given no official inkling that a second game is in the works, nor has it ever suggested that Ubisoft Toronto could be involved in its development, but a commend by Raymond in an interview with The Grid makes for interesting reading...
There is an additional element of getting to relive and play a role in these pivotal moments in history. We work with historians to recreate these societies-ancient Rome, the French Revolution. And because each game is crafted in a new era, players don't get tired of it.
There could be nothing to it, but the fact that she's specifically name-checking ancient Rome seems a little odd, particularly when no game in the series to date has been set that far back in history. Did she simply misspeak when referencing the Ezio story arc between Assassin's Creed II and Assassin's Creed Revelations, or is there more to it?
We'll likely find out in the very near future!