"Edward Kenway is a raucous and bawdy chap," Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
lead scriptwriter Darby McDevitt told Polygon
, "but he's also a married man, and one of his primary motivations in Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
is to get rich and prove himself a 'man of quality' to his family and betters." Kenway wants to chart a course to respectability - at least in the eyes of his time - and his tenuous marriage will serve as one of the central narrative threads in the game.
McDevitt also mentioned gameplay will be "more open and free than ever before," reflecting Ubisoft's earlier missive about the game paying heed to "the older philosophy"
of the series. Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
will be available on Wii U, PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 29, 2013.