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Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag stars an Abstergo researcher

Ubisoft has confirmed that an Abstergo employee is the meta-star of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag.

Speaking to VG247 at E3 2013, game director Ashraf Ismael said former Assassin's Creed meta-protagonist Desmond Miles has been replaced by an Abstergo researcher.

Unlike Desmond's gameplay sequences in past games, Black Flag will be played from first-person during the present day sections.

It's not clear whether these sections will be purely story focused or, like Assassin's Creed: Revelations first-person sequences, contain puzzle platforming.

Assassin's Creed 3 ended the story of Desmond Miles which drove the series to that point.

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag is due on PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360 in later October and early November, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox one versions due, you know, whenever that happens.

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