Assassin's Creed IV Q&A & Screens

By Ashley Woodcock, 5 years ago
With such a huge story-driven franchise crammed with tons of its own unique history, secrets, locations and characters, many questions will be left unanswered when it comes to the franchise that is Assassin's Creed. With the upcoming instalment in Ubisoft's franchise, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, players will find themselves in yet another new location with even more vicious enemies to take on, different places to explore, puzzles to solve, and another brilliant story to enjoy.

With the release of the title sailing closer, Ubisoft's Lead Writer, Darby McDevitt, has taken to Twitter to answer plenty of questions from fans of the series. I've yet to get round to playing Assassin's Creed III so how the story ended with this game is a mystery to me. I have no doubt though, that many of you will be eager to see what questions other fans had to ask regarding some of the many elements to come from the upcoming Assassin's Creed IV.

Darby spent around an hour answering questions via Twitter. Some of the questions were answered with a nice little bonus of "never-before-seen" screenshots showcasing the offices and workspaces of Abstergo. Check out the full Q&A right here which includes the screens in the places of each related question, as well as this first screen to start us off:

5/8/13 Abstergo Screens 3

@Solidskila Are the cluster and glyph puzzles returning?

In a way… there are now various hacking games that reveal tons of secret Abstergo content. Become a modern day pirate!

@DaCenterOfEarth will the present day story be a major part of the game?

There are a “handful” of missions you are required to play, and they have a clear story arc…

@DEADLYxASSAS51N will Clay (subject 16) make his return in AC4 and if yes in what way?

No, but Subject 17 may… in a roundabout way.

@AccessTheAnimus Can you tell us more about the audio drama set in the present that you talked about during the panel at SDCC?

Relayed through a series of “found tapes”, it tells the story of a few key Abstergo Ind employees from 1980-81.

@matman_1990 what country or location will the present day be set in & which characters will be in the present day?

Lovely Montreal, Quebec, actually… featuring a host of new characters, and a few old ones.

Here’s a view from the CCO`s office… [/smile]
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@HallOfGame11 Is our character aware the assassins and templars present existence? And do they learn much about Juno?

Yes, we will slowly reveal the existence of Assassins, Templars, and…

@inyourface47 How does the character in present day get introduced to Abstergo?

You are the main character, and you are introduced to Abstergo by being hired to work there.

@_2SHANEZ__ Will there be open combat in present day? Can you free run in 1st person?

No combat in the present day, no. It’s all about exploring, eavesdropping, and hacking. Modern day pirate stuff.

@MusicMartijn Will we see what happened to the world? Did Juno change it?

No, the world looks the same… Juno is a rogue A.I. and does not have enough strength to overtake the world yet…YET.

@Kinimod_H Does Desmond have any connection with this main character?

You are the main character. Do you have any Miles’s in your family tree?

@Mozzla94 will we see people from previous Ac games in Ac4 like desmond father?

Maybe… do you see any familiar faces in this picture
5/8/13 Abstergo Screens 2

@spartansw0rd Will you be able to explore Abstergo?

Absolutely. You’d be a fool not to… there’s so much amazing content in the present.

@SultanRj Can We Get Out Of The Animus Like The Previous Games ?

Yes, you can exit your Animus at any time and explore the Abstergo Entertainment offices.

@bfett9 #AskACDarby will we explore more of Abstergo backstory and their purpose & drive? Will we See the other side of the story?

Absolutely. A taste if you just play the main story, and an entire buffet if you explore everywhere.

@MrXBob What about Desmond’s dad? And the other present day characters? Is that whole plot thread just… gone??

Previous characters will return, and the story is ongoing, but from a different perspective now.

@KareemTD What happened with Desmond ??

You’ll see… might want to cover your ears though.

@bfett9 #askacdarby will this game be mainly set from Abstergo’s point of view?

No, it’s from your point of view. You work for Abstergo, but you may like Assassins better. Or neither.

@elliott214 I’m guessing you’ll get to make a choice about who you join in the present?

Not a literal “press X to choose sides”. It will just present two sides of a conflict.

@adamk678 Will there be dialogue options/ conversations in present day?

No… because YOU are the protagonist, we didn’t want to put words into your mouth.

@MSUNREAL51 so what you’re saying is that we have the choice to work as an assassin or a Templar?

Neither. You work as you. Most people at Abstergo Entertainment are not Templars. But it is owned by Templars.

@KamalElgamel13 will the new character have a relation to Desmond?

No, Abstergo’s tech has improved. They have genetic memory cloud servers that allow anyone to dive into another’s memories.

@Hollywood397 please tell me nothing awful is done to Desmond’s body…

I could say that, but it wouldn’t make it true.

@SigfredoME Will you have a chance to see the owners of Abstergo entertainment?

A few of the bigwigs, yes.

@WynnePope Will we have our own office/workspace in the building? A present day hub of sorts?

You mean something like this…?
5/8/13 Abstergo Screens 01

Itching for more AC IV reading!? Ubisoft has got you covered with three features to check out; Aveline Returns, Stealth Spotlight, and Edward Kenway Origin.

Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag remains set for an Xbox 360 release on October 29th for North America and other territories on November 1st. A release date for the Xbox One is yet to be confirmed.
Ashley Woodcock
Written by Ashley Woodcock
Assistant News Manager for TrueAchievements and member of the Newshounds team since 2010. Lover of completions, tough achievements, shooters, action, adventure and racing titles, hip-hop, Wu-Tang, NBA, and my Scooby. I can be found working on the never-ending backlog which you can see my progress on via my TA blog.