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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Will Contain Five Hours of 'Modern Day' Content

Assassin's Creed IV

Ubisoft have announced via blog post that Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will feature, in total, up to five hours of 'modern day' content to explore. In the newest iteration of the series, you will no longer have to play as Desmond. You will, however, play as yourself... sort of.

You will be hierd by Abstergo Entertainment and be allowed to explore history at your own accord with the goal of "searching for a good product". What we have learnt from the post is that you will be removed from the main game five times to play through this Abstergo role. Only about 25 minutes of it is required, the remaining four and a half hours are optional.

It’s there to progress the story because there’s this meta story that we’re telling. Why are you researching Edward? Why him specifically? What did he do that’s interesting? There is a story that connects everything together. 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.
Game Director, Ashraf Ismail

If you choose to partake in the optional extra content, you can hack computers, figure out how to access certain rooms and get past security. The extra content will show you what happened to Desmond after Assassin's Creed III as well.

Aveline from Assassin's Creed III: Liberations will also be making an apperance in these optional extras however; this is exclusive to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Assassin's Creed IV will also contain more "What The Fuck" moments. You know. Aliens, First Civilization, Gods. That sort of malarkey.

Kaostic | 8th October, 2013

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