Skip to main content
  1. Tech
  2. Games
  3. Consoles

The ‘Assassin’s Creed’ series will have several endings over time

See also

Ashraf Ismail, the game director for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, once stated that the Assassin’s Creed series will have an ending. However, Assassin’s Creed lead writer Darby McDevitt revealed to Edge on Jan 28 that Ismail’s statement was taking out of context. McDevitt explained that individual narratives within the franchise will end, such as the conclusion of the Desmond storyline, but the series itself is not planned to end.

McDevitt revealed that each time a story arc ends; Ubisoft will simply begin a new one just as they did with Assassin’s Creed IV. In fact, the idea is to keep the series going to see a number of story arcs begin and end.

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.

Originally joining Ubisoft after the release of the first Assassin’s Creed title, Devvitt has since help shape the franchise. He revealed that the Desmond storyline was planned to end after the third game from the start. The overarching narrative introduced in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will also eventually end but they’re not going to be as rigid with the details as they were with the Desmond trilogy. The current story hasn’t been assigned to last a set number of titles before it ends so that it can evolve and conclude more naturally. The design to end one storyline and start another could help keep the series evolving in the future.

Follow Game On, powered by, on Facebook and Twitter for more gaming news, reviews, and exclusive content.


Don't Miss

  • Unity
    'Assassin's Creed Unity' preview: Ubisoft comes home to its urban origins
    Games Preview
  • Smart vending machine
    This smart vending machine will recommend drinks for you based on your gender and age
    Tech Buzz
  • Destiny
    The 'Destiny' beta: 7 things we absolutely love about Bungie's new franchise
    Games Feature
  • Wi-Fi
    Find out how to stretch your Wi-Fi signal where it has never gone before
    Tech Tips
  • Far Cry
    'Far Cry 4' exclusive: Animals, avalanches, oxygen, side content and much more
    Games Interview
  • Gamer ghost
    Gamer finds and plays with ghost of deceased father on a classic game