The lead writer on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has clarified previous reports that Ubisoft has already planned out the conclusion to the popular historical action-adventure franchise.
Darby McDevitt told EDGE (via IGN) that claims of the series’ planned ending are “not exactly true.”
"There's been a bit of confusion in that [Ismail] once said that Assassin's Creed has an ending - that's not exactly true," said McDevitt. "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."
He went on to state that the pirate-themed Black Flag can be viewed as a stop gap between the conclusion of the Desmond trilogy and the next chapter in the Assassin’s Creed series, presumably due out later this year.
"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," he said.
Assassin’s Creed V hasn’t been given a formal reveal yet, but there have been many hints as to where the game will be set. Ubisoft has already touted areas such as Japan and Victorian London as possible settings, though we’ll just have to wait and see.
Read our review of Black Flag on PlayStation 4 here.