Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Makenshi, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    Assassin's Creed 4 has appeared on the LinkedIn profiles of three Ubisoft employees (click the image link below for a closer look at the original text):

    http://s.pro-gmedia.com/videogamer/media/images/pub/large/assassins_creed_4.jpg

    An audio artist at Ubisoft Montreal, a UI artist Ubisoft Bucharest, and a dev tester at Ubisoft Annecy each had the unannounced title listed on their online CVs last night, with the latter dating the game for a 2013 release.
    The title has either since been removed from each of their profiles or altered to "Unannounced Project" - but not before VideoGamer.com managed to grab shots of the listing.

    Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed that a new Assassin's Creed title was in the works earlier this month, revealing that the game would introduce an "all-new Assassin's Creed hero" and be set within a new time period.
    The game is set to be released during Ubisoft's FY14, which runs between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014. Given the date listed on the Ubisoft Annecy employee's CV, it seems fairly likely that Assassin's Creed 4 will be this autumn's Assassin's Creed title.

    According to a post on VGleaks, a new Assassin's Creed title is rumoured to be revealed as early as tomorrow, with the site speculating that the game could be set during World War II.

    Ubisoft declined to comment when contacted by VideoGamer.com.

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    Few hours later, here's a Kotaku leak (big img, sorry for that):

    [spoiler:9f5c850599][/spoiler:9f5c850599]


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    Few days later (yesterday, feb 27), Lo and behold teh cover:







    My source: http://forum.outerspace.terra.com.b...h-news-assassins-creed-4-em-2013-wwii.321607/
     
  2. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Pirate Creed?

    I haven't even played III yet! Those guys always sure do seem to rush to get more sequels out.
     
  3. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    The DLC cycle for 3 ain't even over and they're already putting a sequel through.

    They are seriously milking this franchise for all its worth.
     
  4. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    Weird. I thought Assassin's Creed III was a poor fit for the franchise, just setting and environment-wise, but this is even weirder. How the hell are they going to cram the pirating theme into a solo assassination game?
     
  5. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Assassin's creed hasn't been about actual assassinations since Brotherhood, to be quite frank. Killing waves of mooks, managing an household/guild and dubiously realistic chase scenes have ruled the day since then.
     
  6. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    What if I told you they have another team already developing the next gen (PS4, etc) installment of the series? Oh wait... i just told you... damn...

    Anyway, i think they should have called it AC 3: Black Flag, not AC 4, because I think it will feel more like and expansion/spin-off (à lá Brotherhood & Revelations). Even thought the protagonist won't be the same, AC3 had naval missions at Caribeen sea, so this new game being there and at the same timeframe (with same engine, etc) of AC3... makes it feel like an exp/s.o. right?

    Just hope the plot is better executed than AC3. Assassination itself is long gone from the series, it seems (it begun with AC2, not a shadow of AC1 in the investigate-gostealth-kill-flee aspect), so I won't lose time bitching about it.

    AHOY YE SALTY DAWGS!!!
     
  7. Wintermind

    Wintermind Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 21, 2011
    That shit was in Brotherhood too. This franchise will never end until you get to play an assassin everywhere at everypoint in time thwarting templars because the entire alternate history of the setting is that everything in history was caused by Assassins, Templars, or Assassin's fighting Templars.
     
  8. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Makes sense, the boat sections of 3 were the only thing that consistently reviewed well.

    So will Blackbeard be a templar or a 'lumi?
     
  9. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    For a second there, i thought it was called "Back Fag". Played only the first one and didn't like it all that much. Don't see whats so good about these games, i had a much better time with the Hitman games, though i haven't played the lost one.
     
  10. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Maybe studying Graphic Design makes you a nitpicky shit, But does anyone think the font on that image looks terrible? Looks way too flat.

    I wish the AssCreed team would just drop the Matrix Genetic memory crap and just let us have an adventure in Illuminati Conspiracy history without ugly crystal "restricted areas" and Ancient Aliens.
     
  11. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign No Original Thought Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    I never liked any of those games. I like the concept, climbing buildings, assassinating people, but I hate the story and environments. Not to mention the constant sequels they are putting out. Way too close together. The series is going to burn out too quickly I think. Reminds me of CoD.
     
  12. mobucks

    mobucks As a goof Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Theres a dartboard of "cool shit" over at the Ubisoft office. Every 3 months someone gets to throw one, this time it landed on pirates. Dinosaurs, unfortunately, did not make the cut yet again.
     
  13. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    New DLC willl be pirates riding dinosaurs. Everyone's happy.

    I mean, at this point it will be less silly than several other things they put in that story.
     
  14. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

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    Oct 13, 2008
    Still hopping for Assassin's Creed V: Creed, where you stalk and kill Scott Stapp
     
  15. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Cant wait for Assassins Creed : 1945 Destination Berlin

    Hitler, Iluminati or Templar? What do you think!




    Hey! You know it will happen one day ...
     
  16. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Well a fair few people did think it was 'shopped before it was confirmed to be official and yea the font is naff atmo, hopefully a proof of concept rather than the the finished box art.
     
  17. Wintermind

    Wintermind Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 21, 2011
    Oh, so did the Assassins become the Illuminati or something in one of the games now?
     
  18. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Actually, IIRC, Hitler, Stalin, Rossevelt and Churchill were all Templars. Yeah.
     
  19. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Hitler was Tule Society actually.
     
  20. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Seriously, Ubisoft's rushed development schedule always feels so cash-grabby. But as long as the games are good, I don't mind!

    Trailer was leaked