First gameplay footage of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag


UPDATE: Ubisoft has now confirmed that the footage is running on a PC, but hasn’t specified whether the hardware is running next-gen target specs.

ORIGINAL STORY: Ubisoft has released the first gameplay footage of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.

Remember, too, that this is the first glimpse of the game running on next-gen hardware, though it’s too early to be the final look of the game.

The video includes new locations, naval battles, underwater exploration and Far Cry 3 has also leant the game shark punching.

The company has also announced VIP Entry – essentially an Online Pass system that will proffer those who buy the game new bonus content.

See our preview of the game for more details on the series’ piratical new direction.