Assassin’s Creed IV Offers Pirates, Stealth, Over 50 Navigable Locations
After a few savage leaks over the weekend threatened to scuttle the excitement for Assassin’s Creed IV, Ubisoft has finally lifted the embargo, and released some never-before-known details about the game.
The company revealed today that the studio heading up the game’s development is “one of the veteran Assassin’s Creed teams” in Ubisoft Montreal with support from the company’s various studios in Annecy, Bucharest, Kiev, Quebec, Singapore, and Sofia.
“With the new hero and new setting we are creating the boldest and most unique Assassin’s Creed game yet, while still respecting the pillars of the franchise that have made it such a fan favorite,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is based on a true, harsh and exciting part of a legendary era and will thrill longtime fans and newcomers alike.”
According to studio, Assassin’s Creed IV is set at the dawn of the 18th century and will tell the story of Edward Kenway, a British man with a thirst for adventure who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy to piracy as the war between the empires comes to an end. Edward roams the seas and finds himself embroiled in an ancient war between the Templar and Assassin orders. The game is said to feature some of the most notorious pirates in history, including Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a seabound adventure during a period which has now come to be known as the Golden Age of Pirates.
Further details about the game include the fact that it will include over 50 navigable locations for players to explore, and offer combat and weaponry based on armaments of the time. Stealth will also be a part of the game’s mechanics, and multiplayer is expected to be as big an offering as it is in previous titles.
As previously announced, the game is slated for release on the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, on October 29 this year, with forthcoming versions for next-gen consoles including the PlayStation 4. Customers on the PS3 and PS4 versions will receive an additional 60 minutes of gameplay content, a fact which may not be as well received by players on the PC or Xbox 360.