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Assassin’s Creed 4 Will Contain Up To Five Hours Of Present Day Content

assassins_creed_4_pistolAssassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag concerns itself with many a pirate in-game, but there’s also the modern-day content to consider when playing through the title. Assassin’s Creed director Ashraf Ismail says there’s up to five hours of present day content to satiate those players who love to explore, but those who prefer to get back to the action can breeze through the modern content in just over 20 minutes. If you’ve played through Assassin’s Creed III, the optional content will give you new information detailing what happened to a specific character, as you trawl through records in Abstergo Entertainment. You’ll find a snippet of Ismail’s comments below. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is released for Wii U in North America and Europe in late October and November.

“We pretty much tried to boil it down to its most core essence because we know there are people out there who really don’t like the present day, and that’s okay. You don’t have to like it, but it’s part of the brand. For the people who like the present day and are big fans, we put in a lot of fan service and a lot of fun optional content. You get to choose if you want it or not.

“You have to hack computers and figure out how to access certain rooms and get through security. There is gameplay in just being able to access that stuff. When you access it, the content you find is a reward for us.”

25 thoughts on “Assassin’s Creed 4 Will Contain Up To Five Hours Of Present Day Content”

  1. For me, Assassin’s Creed is all about the past, not the present, so this doesn’t interrest me that much. In AC3, I didn’t play more in the present than I was forced to do.

  2. It’s like “The Princess Bride.” Amazing Movie, but you keep getting interrupted by the story-teller. Almost ruins the movie.

    Once you are pulled out of the world, for 5 min or 30 min, you are no longer the character you are playing, and it ruins my connection to that player.

    I wanted to like AC, but if this is as he said, “Part of the Brand,” then the AC brand isn’t for me. It’s got a big enough following. One less new guy probably won’t hurt them.

    1. Yup. The present day (and future) have all been very important to Assassin’s Creed since the first game. They revisit the past through the Animus to figure out the present and future.

      So if you don’t like that part, yeah… I guess the game isn’t exactly for you. That’s okay. Not everyone has to like the same games.

      As for me, I have been a pretty big fan of the series from the start. I was just really disappointed with AC 3. It was pretty terrible in my opinion. Huge disappointment. So I’m cautiously going into AC IV. Not really hyped….

  3. If there are interesting and intelligent scenario and dialogs, it’s all good for me.
    I’ll definitely get this game eitherway.

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  5. I’ve bought almost all of ubisofts games but they keep making it harder to support them. Looks like I might have to cancel preorder.

    1. Don’t cancel your preorder, this Assasin’s Creed look like it will be the most impressive. I’ve never played Assasin’s Creed before, but Black Flag is very tempting…. It almost makes me want to jump into the whole series; that’s how good it looks. I probably would get it if I wasn’t like 6 games behind and some games weren’t exclusive to consoles I don’t own (cough, cough, Vita…)

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