By Spencer . August 15, 2011 . 4:31pm
Ubisoft is working on a new intellectual property called Project Osborn (temporary title) where terrorism takes place on American soil and one of the antagonists, a source tells Siliconera, is a descendant of George Washington.
John Washington (42 years old) grew up in Virginia. He traced his roots back to 400 years in Jamestown and his family history filled the young Washington with a sense of patriotism. Washington is a West Point graduate where he wrote a thesis on guerilla warfare. In 2003, Washington traveled to Afghanistan where he had a chance to stop Al Qaeda, but the military turned on him and sent an airstrike to destroy his base. While his unit was killed, Washington survived and started the Minutemen to save America… from itself.
Washington believes the nation has lost its way and wants to rebuild the country in the image of its forefathers – Washington’s ancestors. Using his knowledge on guerilla warfare tactics, Washington created a number of terror cells. Ubisoft describes him as a "modern day William Wallace."
"Osborn" is the opposing side in Project Osborn. This group, led by a Navy Seal, is assigned to stop Washington. You get to play the game, a squad shooter with stealth elements, from both perspectives. Battles in Project Osborn are set in America. One mission takes place on the Brooklyn Bridge where Osborn ambushes the Minutemen. In this area you meet a proxy bomber whose family has been taken by Washington. Osborn sends in a squad to diffuse the bomb, but fail to do so in time. The leader of the group apologizes to the condemned man, but doesn’t know what to do. At this point, a prompt comes up for the player to push the man off the bridge.
Project Osborn is said to be in development for high-definition machines. We’ll take that as at least PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.