In an interview with Polygon, Creative Lead Alex Hutchinson admits that Desmon’s story has to end at some point and by end, I mean end.
It’s more like The Twilight Zone. There’s always a guy introducing it and he’s there every episode, but each game completes its own story. Assassin’s Creed 1 was Altair’s story. Ezio has been and gone. You can engage with these historical stories individually without having to necessarily understand Desmond’s story. But yes, we eventually do have to wrap it up.
I think Desmond needs to end..At some point. You know what I mean? Things that go on too long lack resonance. We’re asking people to remember seven years’ worth of story. Which is like saying you were in junior high and now you’re finishing college. And you need to remember what you were doing in junior high.
So, does this mean we’ll get to see a new protagonist for Assassin’s Creed 4? Could possibly be so, but of course, that depends on ACIII’s ending.
Assassin’s Creed III is set for release on October 30 for the Xbox 360 and PS3.