The lights are on
Last year at E3, Ubisoft surprised the world with the reveal of full-fledged naval combat in Assassin's Creed III. While beautiful and entertaining, commanding a boat was limited to relatively brief and isolated missions. With Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, the team at Ubisoft Montreal is blowing out that core concept and fully embracing a seamless world ready to be explored.
Watch the video below to hear the game's director, writer, and art director talk about the variety of the setting, the new systems in place such as boarding, and why they hope you'll fall in love with your ship called the Jackdaw.
Learn more about Assassin's Creed IV by reading our full preview or by watching another video interview on why the team chose a pirate fantasy.
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Sounds like an expansion of the already awesome naval combat in AC3
this is extremely awesome, it seems highly likely that this will be the april cover
I'm being cautiously optimistic about this game. The last one felt like it was playing itself because of all the linear scripted sequences. The difficulty was dialed down and because running and climbing were mapped to one button I lost all sense of immersion. All I had to do was move forward for a while and I won the game. If this one fixes those issues I'll probably end up getting it, but I'm waiting for reviews.
wow this is the first time iv'e really been accited for an assassins creed game! i always thought they were good but this one sounds amazing!
I can only hope and pray that they put much more thought and time into this than the rush job that was AC III. I still liked that game, but if what they're saying is true, than this is THE definitive pirate game that I've been waiting for. I'm super hyped that the people behind Far Cry 3's open-world are involved with this too, because honestly, that kind of space is what Assassin's Creed needs. Rock the pirate world with this Ubisoft!
Considering the only real enjoyable part of ACIII was the naval combat, I guess this is a good move in the right direction. I'm glad you guys called them out in that interview about all the bugs in ACIII, and hopefully they arrest that problem in this games development cycle.
So far I'd say I'm warily interested in AC IV.
well im not a big AC fan but this actually has my attention, i would like to see more and see if it appeals to me. i hope its a well made game and not repetitive like AC1 and AC2.
I'm not really excited for this....
I'm actually really excited to play this game. I can see why Ubisoft chose to go with pirates. The naval battles in III were a big hit. As much as I love this series, I do hope that the devs take a few years off to make the next installment a grand one. How about WWI/ Russian Revolution. Trench warfare and St. Petersburg would appeal to me.