The last two days at Gamex in Stockholm Sweden have been about relentlessly answering post release journalist questions and signing t-shirts for Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag. Now that all this is over, and while I’m having some traditional Nordic meat and potatoes meal accompanied by a few glasses of red wine at the hotel’s restaurant, I’m suddenly realising that today truly marks my very last contribution to the latest AC instalment.
The one production that put me in contact with a whole bunch of amazing people, made me travel in a year more than I ever did in my entire life, showed that a gigantic and fragmented team can actually work at the unison, and last but not least, largely contributed to help me put things in perspective after quite a tense experience.
Thank you Seb, Martin, Jean, Mustapha, Ash, Julien, Ambre, Pascal, Eric, Shadi, Adrien, François, Sylvain, Darby, Kama, Arnaud, Seb, Karl, Marie-Eve, Simon, Jean-François, Danny and all the others. We had a great time, forged friendships and made a game we can be proud of.
Now is the moment where I can truly meditate the “what’s next?” question on both professional and personal levels. But first I need to convince lightspeedchick we need help in terms of housekeeping, determine the Parisian Christmas schedule with all interested parties, grab that Far Cry 3 profitability bonus (and that AC4BF collector edition waiting on my desk), decide if I go PS4, Xbox One or both before the end of the year, watch American Horror Story season 3, finish GTAV, bring back the “Made to Stick” book that Mr. Plourde lent me years ago, and finally buy equipment to run and survive Montreal’s next harsh winter.
Bye bye Black Flag, let’s see what the future holds now.