Walking back some of the comments made earlier by Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag director Ashraf Ismail, a writer for the extremely popular Ubisoft franchise said storylines may come to an end but they don’t want a definitive end to the game’s universe, according to a report today from VG 24/7.
In an interview with Edge, Assassin’s Creed 4 writer Darby McDevitt clarified Ismail’s earlier remarks that there’s an ending to Assassin’s Creed by saying the development team envisions Assassin’s Creed 5 and beyond to look somewhat like the Doctor Who universe, wherein they can use an endless supply of history to pull storylines from.
“This storyline has an ending, but because all of history is open to us we see the universe as a Doctor Who type thing,” McDevitt said, referring to Assassin’s Creed 4. “There are so many possibilities we don’t want to definitively end the universe, but we can have storylines that have endings.”
McDevitt said the development team planned a different storyline for Assassin’s Creed after the Desmond trilogy came to a conclusion, but said that they’ve “moved on from specifically defining when a story will end.”
Interestingly enough, an Easter Egg placed within the modern day setting of Assassin’s Creed 4 shows a document, written by McDevitt parodying fan suggestions, that indicates potential settings for future Assassin’s Creed titles, including the Old West and ancient Japan.