The internet went crazy with suggested settings for Assassin's Creed III before it was finally announced, with some of favourites being feudal China, the French Revolution, and Victorian London. But apparently the three most wanted settings were none of those things...and Ubisoft thought they were all rubbish anyway.
"People on the internet suggest the most boring settings," said Assassin's Creed III director Alex Hutchinson, chatting to OXM.
"The three most wanted are WWII, feudal Japan and Egypt. They're kind of the three worst settings for an AC game."
We must admit, feudal Japan might not have had much by way of scalable building, but Ass Creed Does Ninjas and Samurai would probably have been pretty cool. But would it have had global appeal? Could the writers have inserted plenty of Templar vs. Assassins fluff?
We might get India in the future, though.
"[Assassin's Creed 3 writer Corey May] really wants to do India, " Hutchinson said. "I would too. I'd really love to do the Raj."
But in the meantime we're getting the American Civil War, which we still pray has a final boss that involves King George III flinging scalding pots of tea at the player.