I'd rather see an Assassin's Creed set during unification Germany, Meiji Japan, Civil War/Reconstruction America or the century of humiliation for Qing China rather than Victorian England. There are other 19th century stories.
Meiji Japan is the most obviously perfect setting for an AC game that it kind of pisses me off that Ubi is giving this chance up. It's the perfect historical allegory for the whole Templar/Assassin struggle for fuck's sake!
A nation that was feudal for over a thousand years needs to fundamentally change their way of life to not get lost (or swallowed up) when the greater more "advanced" world encroaches. Will they be strictly forced into that change buy a firm yet benevolent (or are they?!?) group of rulers supported by the templars, or will the people be supported by the assassins, helping to undo the stiflingly rigid social order and secure individual rights for all citizens?! Or maybe both!
Also you stab Admiral Perry in the fucking face. It writes itself!!!
And shit. I am not one to complain about every new white playable character in AAA games, but they've got the entire history of the planet at their fingertips. With the potential to take us to places never really experienced in games, Victorian England just seems like a huge expensive waste of time.
Totally, I mean, I think it's going to be really cool to see Victorian England recreated in Assassin's Creed, but it seems to be becoming an increasingly common setting. Meiji Japan would be amazing and faaaar more interesting.
The entire series needs an overhaul. I really doubt a new setting will help much with the exact same mechanics and systems. The French Revolution is such an unbelievably fantastic setting for AC and look how much of a cluster fuck that was. The worst part is that they completely fumbled the setting, they had an opportunity to do some amazing stuff, and didn't do any of it.