There are some gamers who believe a series wears out its welcome with too many sequels, add-ons and spin-offs that fail to distinguish why it exists in the first place. However, that’s not something Ubisoft is looking to do with its highly popular Assassin’s Creed franchise.

Talking with Eurogamer, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag game director Ashraf Ismail explained that there’s already talk going around in terms of how the folks at Ubisoft want the series to finish.

“We have multiple development teams, then we have the brand team that sits on top and is filled with writers and designers concerned with the series’ overall arc,” Ismail said. “So there is an overall arc, and each iteration has its place inside this.

“We have an idea of where the end is, what the end is. But of course Yves [Guillemot, Ubisoft’s overall boss] announced we are a yearly title, we ship one game a year. So depending on the setting, depending on what fans want, we’ve given ourselves room to fit more in this arc. But there is an end.”

A fifth chapter in the series, being headed up by the team at Ubisoft Toronto headed by one of its co-creators, Jade Raymond, is already in development. There’s no word on whether this will be the end, or if we’ll see more beyond that.

Just enjoy it while it lasts, right

Assassin’s Creed IV releases on October 29 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Wii U, and later in the year for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Source: Eurogamer