Fans of Assassin’s Creed III protagonist Connor Kenway may not be happy to find out that Ubisoft does not have any plans to return to the character in future installments. They might not even make a movie about him like the did for Ezio in Assassin’s Creed: Embers. This was confirmed by Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag lead writer Darby McDevitt during a Reddit Ask Me Anything.
Fans began by asking whether he would get the send-off movie to which McDevitt responded, “Not at this time. Embers took six months to make. It was a big project, and beloved by all, but those teams are busy with other things right now. But we loved the project, so maybe we’ll go that route again one day.” When asked about a future game starring Connor he only replied that it, “was not very likely.”
Attention then turned towards whether we would one day see a modern day Assassin. “I doubt we would do a modern day AC,” he wrote. “There are just too many mechanics we would have to develop to make it [believable] … vehicles, plausible modern cities, a huge array of ranged weapons, etc.”
“The modern day will most likely remain as a ‘context’ for all future games, something to tie them all together.”
The fact that Connor isn’t returning is not that big of a surprise. Many fans and critics were critical of the character who was very bland and not likable compared to Ezio from the past three games. It looks like Ubisoft learned its lesson with Edward Kenway being a much more likable protagonist in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.