My intuition is telling me that this will not be the epic French Revolution romance novel I was hoping for...
If Altair is involved, it could be similar to what ACB is to AC2, which I would hardly complain about if it's done in full console glory, but didn't we have a base form of that in Bloodlines? And I don't think they had nearly enough time to flesh that concept out in only a year.
I will hold further judgement until more information is delivered via Game Informer on May 13. I'm sure I will be chock full of opinions after the big reveal.