As we await the next instalment of the series, and wonder whether “Black Flag” means it will include any reference to SST and the hardcore punk scene of the 80s, AC4 developer Ashraf Ismail has told Eurogamer today that those in charge have already worked out how they want to end the series once they decide to kill it off.
We already know that there will be a fifth canonical game next year, including input from Ubisoft Toronto – home of Jade Raymond, one of the creators of the original AC game. For now, Ismail had a lot to say:
“We have multiple development teams, then we have the brand team that sits on top and is filled with writers and designers concerned with the series’ overall arc. So there is an overall arc, and each iteration has its place inside this.
“We have an idea of where the end is, what the end is. But of course Yves [Guillemot, Ubisoft’s overall boss] announced we are a yearly title, we ship one game a year. So depending on the setting, depending on what fans want, we’ve given ourselves room to fit more in this arc. But there is an end.”
“We have an idea of where the end is, what the end is. But of course Yves announced we are a yearly title.”
“We’re now able to seed stuff earlier and earlier in our games. So for example in [AC4] we have Edward, who was seeded in AC3. But there’s a lot more stuff in our game that is hinting at other possibilities.”