Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Will Include An Epilogue To Desmond's Story
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.08.2013
Desmond Miles will get a goodbye...
In an interview with UbiBlog, Ubisoft Game Director Ashraf Ismail said that Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will feature an epilogue to Desmond Miles' story after the events of Assassin's Creed III through optional content. Here are highlights:
On what players get out of optional content: "You have to hack computers and figure out how to access certain rooms and get through security. There is gameplay in just being able to access that stuff. When you access it, the content you find is a reward for us. Through this content you see what happens to Desmond after Assassin's Creed III. We used it as an opportunity to say goodbye to Desmond. There's actually a lot of stuff linked to him that you find. We also have a lot of fun with the present day stuff. You get to see what Abstergo Entertainment as a company is doing with your research. You get to see the progression of what they're trying to do, which is really fun. Some of it is just us making fun of the videogame industry and being a videogame company. We have the Abstergo Entertainment Employee Manual, which is kind of poking fun at our employee manual. There's a lot of stuff we just had a good time with. It's really there for people who enjoy it and want to see a bit more of it."
On if any familiar characters will return: "Aveline is specifically for PS3 and PS4. She's not from the same time as Edward, of course, so her story is not really directly connected to Edward. There is a connection in the brand but I won't say what it is. You get to see it when you play as Aveline. Aside from Aveline… There are awesome cameos. Let's put it like that."
On if any supernatural elements appear: "We call those "What the F–k Moments." You can't have an Assassin's Creed game without a What the F–k Moment. It has to be in there. The First Civilization, Juno… all that is part of the brand and yes, there's progression in it. It's not just a nod that we make to it. It's actually part of the meta story. You see what happens after Assassin's Creed III – you see the ramifications of that, and we push it further."