Last year there were reports that Ubisoft did have an end game for the Assassin’s Creed franchise and that they knew how they were going to end the series. It seems this isn’t really accurate, according to Assassin’s Creed Revelations and Black Flag lead writer Darby McDevitt.
“There’s been a bit of confusion in that [Ismail] once said that Assassin’s Creed has an ending – that’s not exactly true,” he explained. “This storyline has an ending, but because all of history is open to us we see the universe as a Doctor Who type thing. There are so many possibilities we don’t want to definitively end the universe, but we can have storylines that have endings.”
Speaking of the end of Desmond’s trilogy, McDevitt explained that Black Flag featured info on Desmond as a way of saying goodbye to the character and setting up the next installment.
“The end of the Desmond trilogy changed slightly but it was always intended to end that way. And then about two years ago we planned for another story… [But] we’ve moved on from specifically defining when a story will end,”.
McDevitt teased that the location and time setting of the next Assassin’s Creed game will be coming soon and that there were clues to it in Black Flag.