The lights are on
Yesterday, Ubisoft let Assassin's Creed lead writer Darby McDevitt loose on Twitter to answer questions about the modern Abstergo's role in Black Flag, and reveal some new screens.
Ubisoft summed up the Q and A session on its blog, which you can check out here. There are no flat-out, "Here's what happened in the end of Assassin's Creed III!" spoilers, but there is enough there to merit a warning if you haven't gotten around to finishing Connor's adventure, yet.
McDevitt said on Twitter that cluster and glyph puzzles have been replaced by hacking games. There will be a "handful" of present day missions taking place in Montreal, Quebec. They will will involve exploring, sneaking, eavesdropping, and hacking, but no combat. Clay A.K.A. Subject 16 will not be returning, but McDevitt teased something related to Subject 17.
When asked about Desmond and his connection to the main character of Black Flag, McDevitt replied, "You are the main character. Do you have any Miles’s in your family tree?"
The full posting contains more information, so be sure to check it out as long as you've completed Assassin's Creed III.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U on October 29, with PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions set for some time this year.
Thanks to Jeury Veloz for the news tip!
[Source: Ubisoft blog]
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only Miles' were left were his dad and maybe mother...can't remember if he had any siblings...
I am really curious to see Assassins Creed without the Desmond POV
I thought they said they were done with the present day. Those screenshots look beautiful though.
I don't really like what happened at the end of AC3, but I'm really curious to see how they will make it all make sense.
Love this design.
While I'm not as excited for this game as AC3, which is still my favorite of the series, it's shaping to look much better than I thought. While the modern day stuff wasn't too amazing, it still added some life to Desmond that we had never seen, and that pleased me. I'll be sure to check out the entirety of Abstergo Headquarters for.... "research".
"YOU" are the protagonist? In other words, the are not making the modern day protagonist a real character? I don't know about that decision, it seems odd given the fact that the over arching plot of the Assassins Creed series was all about the modern day protagonist and his journey.
Oooh... Action figure hunt!