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ACIV Director: Minimal Gameplay When Outside The Animus

Those who aren't familiar with the Assassin's Creed franchise don't realize that there's one enduring protagonist that is rarely seen in promotional material and media.

And that's because he's not flashy, he lives in the modern world, and his name is Desmond. The AC stories have us playing as Desmond's ancestors and only occasionally do we pop out of the past and into the current time. We did this more in Assassin's Creed III, but Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag director Ashraf Ismail said we won't leave the Animus often.

During a recent interview posted at the Ubisoft's blog, Ismail said that in fact, the player will only be required to leave the Animus five times during the game. And each time you do, it will only last about three to four minutes. However, if you wish, you could spend up to five hours wandering around Abstergo Entertainment in present day:

"In total, if you were to do everything in the present day--find everything, hack every computer, access every room--it’s a solid three to five hours. For the main path--the stuff you’re required to do--it’s somewhere between 20 and 25 minutes. You leave the Animus five times during the game’s main path and each time you’re there for about three to four minutes."

I don't mind this at all. The Desmond parts of any AC are always the most boring, anyway, in my estimation. Just gimme the bad-ass assassin in an awesome time period, and I'm good.

Tags: assassins creed iv black flag, assassins creed 4, assassins creed 4 animus

10/8/2013 10:39:10 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (9 posts)

Sol
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 @ 1:59:13 PM
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I like moments like these. For me they add more definition to the world of the game... That said, I'll like wander for a while doing stuff.

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TheAgingHipster
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 @ 3:31:44 PM
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Well, count me out.

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Sandtech
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 @ 5:07:52 PM
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I picked up Ezio’s Trilogy for $25.00 dollars in July of this year. I got Assassin’s Creed Two, Brotherhood and Revelations. As of today, I have yet to finish AC2 and have not even started on the other two. I loved the fist AC and AC2 is better but I cannot bring may self to play it. Have you ever had a good game that you like but just cannot get into it the way you know you should?

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Akuma07
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 @ 7:44:27 PM

Bioshock Infinite.

Great, solid game. Finished it, but haven't been back to Platinum it, which is not normal for me :(

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Sandtech
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 @ 9:10:06 AM

My co worker said the same thing about Bioshock Infinite.

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Akuma07
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 @ 7:45:57 PM
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I am looking forward to finding out what happened to the world after Minerva was released. Also would like to know what Desmond's true fate was.

I also have a theory that even though we play as an Abstergo Entertainment employee, I think we will possibly go rogue and join the Order of the Assassin's at some point, maybe not this game, maybe the next?

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PlatformGamerNZ
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 @ 11:23:43 PM
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i'm really keen this game looks great i have the ps4 skull edition pre-ordered but what we have been told about the improve ments i like what hearing are you guys

happy gaming =)

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 @ 2:31:44 AM
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Then why the heck do they even put those parts into the game?

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___________
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 @ 3:43:57 AM
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the more and more i hear about this game, the less and less i want it.
keep talking ubisoft you will be saving me quite allot of money!
sigh, what i would do to have the AC2 team back!

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