When a series is as successful and as entertaining as Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed, it is only natural that development of the next installment would be a hot topic, especially among the fans of the series. It has been over three months since the reveal when we first collected everything we could about Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Now that E3 has come and gone, let’s continue to explore what secrets have been revealed since then.
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the 18th Century story of pirate Edward Kenway, an assassin carrying on the never-ending battle with the Templars.
In this article, we will focus on the newest information and screenshots we’ve acquired. While it is not completely necessary, I warmly encourage you to go through our go through our previous article that summarizes what the latest installment of Assassin’s Creed is all about.
A launch title for the next generation consoles
At E3 2013, Ubisoft’s game director Ashraf Ismail explained that he wanted Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag to be fast out of the door for people to pick up and enjoy. So, by the looks of it, next generation consoles will have yet another great launch title available once the PS4 arrives.
Unfortunately, the PC version will be delayed a few weeks after the console-version’s launch.
There is a narrative connection to an another Ubisoft game
Ubisoft has also revealed that there will be a hidden Easter Egg featured in the game and “a narrative connection” will link it with an another Ubisoft game. While everything is all but confirmed, there have been some speculations that this game could actually be Ubisoft’s anticipated Watch Dogs. Both are open world games that might take place in the same universe.
While this may or may not be true, I hope the connection is handled with care and kept as a vague reference. Such franchises should not be intertwined to a greater extent.
PlayStation owners will see some exclusive content
the expanding partnership with Sony allows them to offer more substance to games that are already rich with content
Exlusives are always a nice thing, at least for the owners of such consoles who are able to enjoy the content. Sony and Ubisoft have teamed up to create exclusive content and gameplay for the PS3 and PS4 versions of Assassin’s Creed IV and also Watch Dogs. Ubisoft’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing has stated that the expanding partnership with Sony allows them to offer more substance to games that are already rich with content regardless of which PlayStation console is used.
Like many of our readers, we’re still waiting for Black Flag to hit the stores and we’re itching to have a true naval Assassin’s Creed experience.