You Can Spend Twenty Minutes Or Five Hours In Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's Present Day
We've known for a while that Assassin's Creed IV would contain scenes in the present day, but Ubisoft gave out some more details today via its blog. If you'd rather spend your time on the high seas as the pirate Edward Kenway, you can blast through the modern elements in as little as 20 to 25 minutes. If you'd rather take your time hacking computers, finding all the secrets, and investigating the Abstergo office fully, the experience can last a lot longer.
Ubisoft estimates that the modern content will take players between three and five hours to fully explore, and those that do will gain a greater understanding of why Kenway is the focus of this game. In addition, players will learn more about the fate of Desmond.
[Source: Ubi Blog]
This is a smart move that will be good for both casual and hardcore fans of the series. Those that want to focus on plundering and stabbing can speed through the modern elements at the bare minimum, while the more lore-minded fans of Assassin's Creed can really dig in deep. Both crowds are satisfied, and neither is impacted negatively with this approach.