Assassin’s Creed Lead Writer Matt Turner has explained that the Assassins Creed 3 team at Ubisoft won’t be brushing the delicate issue of slavery under the carpet. Turner says that the issue needs deserves a certain amount attention, and it also needs to be treated with respect.
“[The issue of slavery is] something we’ve been very aware of. Everybody had slaves at that point; the first groups who rallied around emancipation didn’t come around until 1787 – largely driven by Benjamin Franklin funnily enough. That was very much after our game and slavery was maintained in culture.” So how will AC3 deal with the issue? “We feel that kind of a subject deserves a certain amount attention because it’s so serious and it needs to be treated with utmost respect. We’re definitely not going to shy away from it in terms of not showing it.”