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While the gut reaction when seeing an Assassin's Creed game set during the golden age of piracy is to assume the team looked to the Pirates of the Caribbean for inspiration, but the team at Ubisoft Montreal is going for a much more grounded approach for Black Flag. With inspirations ranging from classical paintings to Far Cry 3, we spoke to the game's director, writer, and art director about the multi-media fuel that helped build the next Assassin's Creed game.
Watch the video below to hear the team talk about what they learned from titles like Red Dead Redemption, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, and much more.
Learn more about Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag by reading our extensive preview here.
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I loved RDR. Great influential games to look towards. Now I really want to see some gameplay.
I love to try this out, Peter Saaarssgard!!!! Harrr!!
I still love the concept of this game and I also really love how they are trying to approach it realistically. I am still not quite sure how Conner's grandfather is going to blend the roles of pirate and assassin but even without playing it he seems to be a more interesting character than Conner. He at least seems to have more potential as an interesting character, that is.
Great choices. Hope it lives up such classics.
Sly Cooper...? Everything in AC is a modified version of what's in Sly. Even the naval battles are in sly cooper.
All this article did was get me excited for Wind Waker HD.
I'm still adjusting to the fact that Black Flag was announced so soon after ACIII's debut back in October. Interesting video though, I like how they don't want to oversell the fact that it's a pirate game and that they're going for a more realistic tone as opposed to the "Pirates of the Carribean" fantasty tone.
I also like how they're taking inspiration from games like Red Dead and Wind Waker. My ideal fantasy for Black Flag is getting to explore the entirety of the game world in both single-player and multiplayer like in Red Dead but I'm sure whatever they have planned will be an amazing experience nonetheless.
Not surprising. Sailing from WW, and Open world from RDR.
Wind Waker is wonderful!
The more and more I hear about Black Flag, the more my doubts are diminishing. Although my main doubt was the amount of time they had put into the game, I am now cautiously confident about Black Flag and the way they are building and making the game. It seems like they are losing the over the top non-realistic and Forrest Gump effect feel of AC 3, and trying to stay as close as possible to what would happen to a pirate during that time period, except for the skae of gameplay. In other words it seems like Edward Kenway will be doing what a pirate did, with some Assassin here and there.
Cool, I really enjoyed Red dead, hopefully they take some good parts from that.
Are these videos at least on YouTube? I can't watch them if they're in this format.
Really interesting. All those games are excellent so I am looking forward to 4. It better be just as good! haha
Should "Informed" be influenced? Or do I need more coffee.
Two excellent games to draw inspiration from!
And here I thought it was just money and speed that "informed" them. I guess you learn something new everyday...
What a great video!