“In Assassin’s Creed we tend to be very generous with the activities that players can engage in, but one of the things that we need to do to modernize the experience is to make sure that those activities make sense for the players – and this is something that we are working on this year,”
Marc-Alexis Côté also goes into more depth about the game.
“Every activity that the player will do will make sense in the narrative quest of the protagonist,” he says. “The goal is to take back London, so all the activities that you will do in the open world will serve that as well as the main storyline.”
This is one of the more worthwhile news articles coming out about the game, having the side quests directly affecting the narrative leads the game to heavily depends on the writers making it worthwhile.