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By now you've probably heard that the next installment of the Assassin's Creed series will put you in the role of Connor's grandfather as he builds up a pirate crew and sails the Caribbean sea, but why? With a universe that can take you to any point in history, what was so attractive about the pirate setting? While visiting Ubisoft Montreal we spoke to the game's director, writer, and art director to learn more about what excites them about creating the ultimate pirate fantasy wish-fulfillment.
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...because it's hip to dig on pirates?
The best and shortest answer they could have given is simple:
Pirates seem to be coming back as a trend nowadays. Not just Piracy, but rather as a whole new era and timezone. Still, like Jeff says, could have been a whole lot better if done as another IP rather than AC.