Curious DF, is this different than the Famitsu interview Nemo translated last week? Seems like the same content.
Really I still have no expectations for AC7 yet, because we've seen essentially nothing. Kono can keep saying the trailer is 'gameplay' all he wants, there's no way that's what the flow and feel of gameplay is like.
By the same token though, beyond the trailer being pretty mediocre, I don't see any reason to believe this will be an abject failure. I agree with Nemo that there are extenuating circumstances that factor into the problems with AC5 and ACAH other than "Kono is an incompetent producer" (AC5's rushed production and... whatever executive intervention lead to ACAH). I think what we're seeing is a classic case of a game being revealed waaaaaaay too early. I was thinking this might be a Spring 2017 title, but a lot of Kono's recent comments make it sound like they've barely even started on it. So tbh until they're up to show a new trailer or something, which I'm beginning to think won't be until next TGS, I don't think there'll be much for us to go on.There's really no point on clinging to every word of canned PR speak PA folks say.