Black Flags and red herrings: Assassin’s Creed’s lead writer on what’s next for the series

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Combat, stealth, seafaring, assassination and acquisition are the heart of Black Flag – a pirate’s life spread across a vast, vivid tropical world. Threading a coherent narrative through each of Ubisoft’s time-hopping adventures must surely get trickier the more open-ended they become; it’s Darby McDevitt’s job to do exactly that. McDevitt is a 14 year… Continue reading

Sylvain Trottier, associate producer on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, on next-gen development and the “grandma test”

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Sylvain Trottier, associate producer on Assassin’s Creed IV, is keen to make the differences between generations obvious – so much so that your grandma can tell the difference. In the new issue of Edge magazine, on sale November 21, we quiz him on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, on next-gen development and on much, much more…. Continue reading

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag review

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The pirate’s life for you. That’s what Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag promises, and the fantasy it delivers sets new benchmarks not only for Ubisoft’s series but for open-world gaming. You are Edward Kenway, a privateer-turned-pirate seeking riches and renown on the high seas in the years prior to the events of ACIII. That game,… Continue reading