Former Assassin’s Creed protagonist Desmond has been retired, but Ubisoft has promised to continue the franchise’s meta-story in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.
“Desmond has been the main protagonist of the franchise so far. This won’t be the case in [Black Flag],” creative director Jean Guesdon said in an Ubisoft-produced interview.
“That being said [Black Flag] is not a reboot, neither is it a spinoff and we’re continuing to develop a consistent mythology. So yes, Desmond will be referred to as a very important legacy of the AC universe.”
There will still be present-day gameplay sections, but Guesdon retreated into canon to cagily give an idea of what we can expect.
“Abstergo Entertainment is a subset of the Abstergo conglomerate. It’s a division specialised in Entertainment providing historical content for games or movies. Abstergo Entertainment has worked closely with Ubisoft to deliver Assassin’s Creed Liberation the Multiplayer of Assassin’s Creed III,” he noted.
“Abstergo Entertainment is [Black Flag] present playground and players will be immersed like never before in the AC universe. They will become part of the AC universe, able to meet some already known protagonists of the AC franchise.”
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is headed to PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U and Xbox 360, and is also expected on the NeXtbox or Xbox 720 or whatever the wretched thing ends up being called.