The Assassin's Creed franchise is one of the most beloved and famous franchises in the gaming world, with billions of copies sold, multiple awards won, more than 20 games on its list, and a long list of adaptations, novels, and much, much more. 

And everything started in 2007 when Ubisoft released the first ambitious title of its future main franchise and showed the world the Brotherhood in action for the first time. 

Today, 12 years after the young bartender Desmond Miles discovered his rich lineage and was first plugged into the Animus machine, learning the truth about the history of the, then Master Assassin, Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, and of his quest to save his order and secure the Apple of Eden, we can see many developers revitalizing its classics for big results, like CAPCOM's remakes of Resident Evil 2Resident Evil 3, and the rumored remake of Resident Evil 4, and the acclaimed remakes of the Crash Bandicoot™ TrilogyShadow of the Colossus, and most recently, From Software's Demon Souls, with brings up the point. Isn't the perfect time for a remake of the game that started it all for the Assassin's franchise? 


Altair in action. Image credits:

For now, the closest thing the fans of the franchise had of a remake of one of the main titles were the remasters of Assassin's Creed 2Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and Assassin's Creed: Revelationscurrently featured in The Ezio Collection, and the release of Assassin's Creed III: Remastered. But, with the arrival of the new generation of consoles, the release of the remake could offer a chance for new players to experience its history, and for long time fans to revisit, now with new facets to its gameplay, much like what is being done in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, scheduled to be released in March, a worthy celebration of such and influent title and the series as a whole.

Imagine, being able to walk through the streets of Jerusalem, in current-gen graphics, with a more interactive world, but still being able to feel like its the first time, a remake that highlights even more what made the first game so special, in a way that would please both the newcomers and the longtime fans of the franchise, embracing the new as it respects the old. 

With all that in mind, one thing is clear, the revival of the Prince of Persia franchise will be a signal, since, if there's a chance for the remake, it will depend on how well the Prince's will show itself to be, and how well it will do in the with the fans. Because, just like The Sands of Time, Altair's quest deserves the best its developer has to offer.    

As we wait for what the future holds for the franchise, after the successful release of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, in November of the last year, you can play all the main Assassin's Creed games, including its first one, right now on PC, via Steam, and all, but the first one, in the PlayStation 4PlayStation 5Xbox OneXbox Series X, and Series S

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