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Assassin's Creed series ending mapped out

Ubisoft has an ending mapped out for the Assassin's Creed series, whenever that might be. This year’s Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag will be the sixth mainline console and PC release in the series since the original game debuted back in 2007, and more are planned for the coming years, but everything comes to an end at some point, right?

Black Flag game director Ashraf Ismail told Eurogamer: "We have an idea of where the end is, what the end is. But of course Yves [Guillemot, Ubisoft's CEO] 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."

Ismail went on to explain that having multiple Assassin’s Creed titles in development simultaneously allows the company to tease clues about future games in the series. "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," he said. "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."

Last month, Ubisoft announced a new Assassin's Creed comic set in India, which it said will offer clues about the future direction of the series after Assassin's Creed 4. Ubisoft Toronto, the team behind this month’s Splinter Cell Blacklist, is already collaborating with lead Assassin’s Creed studio Ubisoft Montreal on a follow-up to Black Flag.

Assassin's Creed 4 will launch on October 29 in the US and November 1 in the UK on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. The PC version is expected to release shortly after, while PS4 and Xbox One editions are due to launch when the next-gen consoles arrive later this year.

6 comments

  • Dingo_be_Dinging - January 3, 2014 3:49 p.m.

    The end of AC4 black Flag almost had me crying. Iv played them all AC2 is still my favorite this is a close 2nd
  • g1rldraco7 - August 5, 2013 3:41 p.m.

    Yeah right, this series will keep going as long as the fans buy the games.
  • freeden - August 5, 2013 11:29 a.m.

    Bleh, tired of the milking of this franchise. Just give it a proper end already.
  • FoxdenRacing - August 5, 2013 9:50 a.m.

    I don't think it'll be the end of the line. This pair of sentences: "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." has the potential to be very telling. They know what the end of Desmond's story is; they've left themselves an out for telling other protagonists' stories, though.
  • Swedish_Chef - August 5, 2013 7:27 a.m.

    I'm going to say it, Assasns Creed's story would have been 100x better if they didn't shoehorn the Animus stuff in it.
  • The Mad Prophet - August 5, 2013 12:07 p.m.

    Shoehorn? The animus stuff is the whole basis of the story, right from the beginning. You'd need some other plot device to explain everything that happens, unless you just want it to be another generic 3rd person shooter/stabber. At least the matrix, errr, animus, offers an interesting twist to the overall story.

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