Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag developer Ubisoft Montreal has taken to Reddit to answer a slew of fan questions. The team has poured cold water on hopes that a modern day entry to the series could happen.
It’s the same Reddit AMA session that saw the team say that development of the game’s current-gen builds was ‘nightmarish.’
When asked if Connor’s story from Assassin’s Creed 3 would receive some form of closure, in the same way live-action film Embers closed off Ezio’s story, lead writer Darby McDevitt said, “Not at this time. Embers took [six] months to make. [I]t was a big project, and beloved by all, but those teams are busy with other things right now. But we loved the project, so maybe we’ll go that route again one day.”
In fact, he said it was “not very” likely that Connor’s plot would continue in future.
On the topic of a much-requested modern day entry, McDevitt added, “I doubt we would do a modern day AC. There are just too many mechanics we would have to develop to make it [believable] … vehicles, plausible modern cities, a huge array of ranged weapons, etc. The modern day will most likely remain as a ‘context’ for all future games, something to tie them all together.”
However, he teased, “Watchdogs will scratch the itch for a modern day AC. Just wait!”
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