Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag

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

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at 04:30pm January 28 2014
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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…

After Arkham, Black Flag and GTAV, is this the end of an open-world gaming golden age?

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at 12:00pm December 2 2013
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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag can easily see you through to the new year with its heaving open-world of missions and quests. You could put hours into Arkham Origins over the winter weeks, too, hunting for all the snowbound secrets and swooping down on rampaging thugs. Then there’s Grand Theft Auto V, with its generous…

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

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at 12:00pm November 19 2013
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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.…

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and why the pirate genre’s promises are fool’s gold

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at 02:00pm November 12 2013
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The pirating life, it seems, is all about prospects and broken promises. The prospect of wealth made by the promise of a treasure map or faintly whispered legend. A legend often unfulfilled, of course, or forever unclaimed, ending in more skulls and scabbards lining the treasure trove. The videogame pirate genre, too, has been marred…

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag review

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at 10:00am October 29 2013
Assassin’s Creed IV- Black Flag

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,…

Exploring Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag’s new underwater sections, crafting and naval systems

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at 05:00pm September 30 2013
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We’re not sure at what point Ubisoft finalised the script to Assassin’s Creed IV, but Edward Kenway couldn’t be a better antidote to his grandson if he tried. Connor’s dour attitude and whining tone have been replaced by the cocksure swagger and confidence of a man who just can’t wait to rip his vest off…

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag heads to the Caribbean with 13 minutes of gameplay footage

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at 07:06pm July 23 2013
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Watch Edward Kenway leap from ship to land seamlessly.

New Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag assets show shark attacks and ship classes

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at 05:06pm July 22 2013
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New images show combat and some charming corpse looting.

Ubisoft reveals new Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag trailer

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at 05:36pm July 16 2013
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New video form the forthcoming adventure shows ‘A pirate’s life on high seas’.

Ubisoft reveals fresh Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag footage

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at 05:36pm July 10 2013
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New gameplay trailer shows naval exploration with commentary from game director Ashraf Ismail.

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