AC 4’s Protagonist Info
Darby McDevitt, the lead scriptwriter for Black Flag told Polygon that while sex will play a big part of Edward Kenway's life, or in particular will have a big part to play in the story behind Edward Kenway.
Darby McDevitt explains "Edward Kenway is a raucous and bawdy chap, but he's also a married man, and one of his primary motivations in Black Flag is to get rich and prove himself a man of quality to his family and betters. So there is a special woman in Edward's life, but there are also other not-so-special women as well."
The clear goal with the story telling, besides attracting horny gamers to the title, is to provide us with the darkness and grittiness of a pirate's life. While yet balancing it out with some potentially interesting dilemma on behalf of the main character who, from the sound of it, is struggling to be a great pirate and yet too a great (family) man.
In addition to story insights, McDevitt promises us that Black Flag will be more open and free than ever before, while yet retaining the pre-scripted events for story and dramatic effect. While he did not yet want to reveal what exactly this would mean, it does open up the potential for story choices, but only time will tell what kind of openness McDevitt is hinting at.
By the sounds of things, Black Flag is definitely shaping up to be a worthy sequel to Assassin's Creed 3 and as my AC 3's review pointed out, some people might have issues with the weakness of Connor, which it seems they want to rectify with this prequel. Thus by going to the completely opposite end and having a complete badass as the main character for Black Flag. For those that did not yet know, the story of Black Flag is set after Revelations but before Assassin's Creed 3.