More often than not, slavery is a touchy subject. Many will often avoid the topic so not to come across in a negative light or they’ll make changes to a story/game to avoid controversy. Ubisoft isn’t afraid to touch the subject of slavery in their efforts to be as historically accurate as possible though. Assassin’s Creed Lead Writer, Matt Turner stated the development team won’t be ignoring the subject and that the matter of slavery deserves its attention while being treated with all due 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.”
I agree completely as history must be shown as it happened without being sugarcoated. While its inclusion may be seen as a subject that should have been ignored, it just wouldn’t be as historically accurate without it..