Alex Huthinson (Creative Director of Assassin’s Creed 3) @ Penny Arcade:
“It’s super difficult, this period, because no one famous dies,” Hutinson said. “We have a rule: Everyone dies in the right year, at the right place. They have to be real people.” All the Assassin’s Creed games have held true to this. “We don’t get enough mileage out of it, I think it’s kind of magical, and yet no one knows. I don’t know how we make it more obvious.”
Mind = blown.