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Assassin’s Creed IV’s modern day can be explored and includes its own story-arc

In a recent Q&A session held over Twitter — and subsequently published on Ubiblog — Ubisoft revealed details of the modern day setting featured in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

Lead Writer Darby McDevitt fielded questions from fans on Twitter which revealed insights into the modern day setting. Players will take on the role of a newly hired employee of Abstergo at their “Lovely Montreal, Quebec” offices. When asked “will the present day story be a major part of the game?” Mc Devitt replied “There are a “handful” of missions you are required to play, and they have a clear story arc…” and when asked about the gameplay he said “No combat in the present day, no. It’s all about exploring, eavesdropping, and hacking. Modern day pirate stuff.”

When questioned about the aftermath of Assassin’s Creed III’s ending and the fate of the world after Juno’s resurrection, McDevitt revealed that “the world looks the same… Juno is a rogue A.I. and does not have enough strength to overtake the world yet…YET”. It was also confirmed that the new modern day protagonist would not be related to Desmond, “Abstergo’s tech has improved. They have genetic memory cloud servers that allow anyone to dive into another’s memories.”

In the modern day setting players will have the choice of whether they support the Assassins or Templars, “You work for Abstergo, but you may like Assassins better. Or neither…Not a literal “press X to choose sides”. It will just present two sides of a conflict.”

The full Q&A is available at Ubiblog. Ubisoft also released a handful of screenshots showing the modern day setting which can be viewed in the gallery below.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will be available for PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360 on 29 October, and PS4 and Xbox One after they launch.

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