After a weekend of leaks and short glimpses, Ubisoft have today lifted the lid on what players can expect from the recently confirmed assassination game, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is set within the 18th century Caribbean, so countries such as Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas will all be accessible through the course of the game, however unlike previous games, which followed the story of a main character such as Ezo, players will now play as themself and do as they see fit – all the while still being a member of the Abstergo Entertainment whose job it is to research the memories of Edward Kenway, a British Privateer.
According to Ubisoft Black Flag’s the game will be completely open world and seamless, meaning that no loading screens (or loading times) will appear during the course of the game, so players will be able to sail the sea, attack ships and then arrive at land without the need of a loading screen. In terms of gameplay its expected to be ‘business as usual’ with a variety of different o1th Centuy weapons available atyour disposal, as Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisof explains:
“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, 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.”
Multiplayer has also been confirmed for the game, however details on the content has yet to be revealed. For now though, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has been confirmed for an November 2013 release window on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii U and PC – additionally it has also been confirmed for next gen consoles, such as the PS4.