Ubisoft has played down chances of Assassin's Creed III being set during World War II.
Speaking in an interview with MTV Multiplayer, series creative lead Patrice Désilets - who recently departed the company - called a possible 1940s setting "not interesting".
"I don't see why we would do a World War II setting," he said. "We could do it, it would be fine. Like, let's go assassinate Hitler. But really?"
He added: "I ask myself, how many games can we make in World War II? That's maybe the only [setting] I'd say is not interesting to me."
Last year Assassin's Creed II's producer, Sébastien Puel told Xbox World 360 mag he'd had "discussions" about setting the third game during World War II. We're guessing those chats didn't go too well then.
According to Désilets however, the second most popular setting - Samurai-era Japan - could still happen.
"I know everyone's asking for a Japanese 'Assassin's Creed,' but I've been talking to some Japanese people and they're like, 'Don't do it. We do our own historical thing,'" he said.
"I've been fighting a lot saying it's not going to be a ninja, but then I'm like, why not?"