Although Desmond is technically the protagonist in all Assassin's Creed titles (he's the dude whose memories we always explore, after all), he's never a focal point.
And let's face it, most fans didn't really like playing as Desmond, anyway. We wanted to play as his crazy capable assassin ancestors! That's where the fun was. However, it seems that despite a new assassin ancestor in Connor, Assassin's Creed III will boast even more scenes with the modern-day character.
According to CVG , lead writer Matt Turner said Desmond remains a "big part of the story."
"All I can say about Desmond's story is you're going to experience more Desmond than you've ever had before. We're spending more time on the present than we have in past games. It's a big part of our story and I don't really want to give too many details away because I want people to experience what that is. But rest assured, you're going to see a lot of Desmond. More so than in any past game."
Well, so long as his gameplay sequences are interesting. They've never been too bad in the past, but they've always paled in comparison to the actual gameplay, which involved someone like Ezio and a timeless city like Rome. The other big problem playing with Desmond is that you're always in the current time, which just seems boring after exploring historical vistas that encouraged full immersion.
But maybe Ubisoft has a few tricks up their sleeve for making Desmond's sections more appealing…