Ubisoft has said that Assassin’s Creed III protagonist Connor Kenway is unlikely to return in a new title.
Speaking during a Reddit AMA session, series lead writer, Darby McDevitt, was quizzed by fans on the likelihood of Keneway - also known by his Native American title Ratonhnhaké:ton - returning in the future.
“Not very,” he replied. “We want Tumblr to pick up where we left off.
“That being said, it would be wrong to imagine that anyone is ‘brushing Connor off’ … we planned the Edward, Haytham, Connor saga more than 2 years ago, long before any of you had heard Connor’s name or learned his backstory. We had no idea how he (or Haytham) would be received, but we had our own long story to tell, and we embraced it. And it was our hope that — taken together — this saga would represent the story of a family… a migration, a mixing of cultures, and a dashing of ideals…
“Connor played his part, Haytham played his, and now Edward has had his say too. The fact that Connor’s story feels incomplete to you is unfortunate (and likely made worse by the cut dialog people found), but this only means there is more room for your imaginations to take over.”
Assassin’s Creed III was released in October 2012 to mostly positive reviews, though many critics reacted negatively to Connor’s character, citing him a disappointment in comparison to his charismatic predecessor, Ezio Auditore. Read our review of the game here.
Meanwhile, the latest entry in the franchise, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 last week to positive reviews, including PSU.com. The game stars Connor’s grandfather, Edward Kenway, a privateer-turned-pirate who plunders his way across the Caribbean while getting embroiled in the assassins vs Templars war.
Would you like to see Connor again? Did you find him dull like the majority of naysayers, or perhaps you actually enjoyed his contributions to the series? Let us know in the comments section below.