Assassin's Creed has no ending but its storylines do says Ubisoft
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag writer Darby McDevitt has sought to clear up some confusion over storylines and endings in the franchise.
McDevit explained that, while the individual storylines in the franchise may have endings the overall franchise will continue and doesn't necessarily have an end point.
“There’s been a bit of confusion in that [Ismail] once said that Assassin’s Creed has an ending – that’s not exactly true, McDevitt told Edge. “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.”
“The end of the Desmond trilogy changed slightly but it was always intended to end that way,” he continued. “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 added, “Nothing ever gets set aside. There’s often ways to creatively use old technology for new things. One of the things that made AC3′s naval combat possible – and then of course AC4 – is that we were able to have characters climb and walk around on dynamically moving objects… This technology, it might appear in future games – it might just not be on boats. It might appear in a completely different way.”