Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Preview – The E3 Primer
Lots of Promises, No Proof
It’s important to note that what little we’ve seen of Assassin’s Creed 4 so far has been very controlled, polished, and presentable. The first leaked trailer was all CGI; the second “gameplay” trailer doesn’t really give any idea of how the game will actually play, but is rather just a series of cool-looking elements linked together. The actual experience of Assassin’s Creed 4 is still very much up in the air, and right now most or all of the features and details we know about are what the developers have promised, and not what has been actually seen or played.
That said, with AC4 coming out in the fall on Ubisoft’s yearly schedule, it’s a near-certainty that we’ll be able to check out the game in some capacity at E3 this year. Just what that might entail, however, is anyone’s guess: Last year before the release of Assassin’s Creed 3, we only got to see the game’s single-player campaign in a hands-off demo played by a developer (although we did get to play some multiplayer). That may well be the case again this year, but at least we’ll be able to see the game in action in some capacity, whether we’re playing or someone else is.
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