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Two years of development
According to the press release from Ubisoft, the game has been in development for almost two years. Ubisoft Montreal's boss facility for development, but also Ubisoft studios Annecy, Bucharest, Kiev, Quebec, Singapore and Sofia have contributed.
The game has been officially announced for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Wii U and PC, all versions except the Playstation 4 version will be launched on 31 October.
- With a new hero and a new setting, they have made the boldest and most unique Assassin's Creed game so far, while respecting the foundation of the franchise that has made the series a fan favorite. Assassin's Creed IV is based on a real, raw and exciting part of a legendary era and will please both established fans and newcomers, claims Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot.
The story is about Edward Kenway, a young man who has previously sailed for the British Navy but ends up being a pirate when the war he has been a part of coming to an end. In addition, he is involved in a conflict between assassins and Templars. The game takes place in the eighteenth century and famous pirates from reality that Blackbeard and Charles Vane will emerge.
For single player portion that can be downloaded.
Here you can see the launch trailer for the game
The game launches on Xbox 360, PC, Playstation 3 and Wii U 31 October and the Playstation 4 later.
Original press release from Ubisoft
UBISOFT® JOURNEYS INTO
THE SAVAGE GOLDEN AGE OF PIRATES
WITH ASSASSIN’S CREED® IV BLACK FLAG
The New Assassin’s Creed® Arrives in Stores
Starting on October 31
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — March 4, 2013 — Today, Ubisoft announced Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag, the next installment in the company’s best-selling franchise. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag introduces an all new hero and setting, and will feature the most diverse and seamless Assassin’s Creed world ever created.
In development for nearly two years, the game is being spearheaded by one of the veteran Assassin’s Creed teams in Ubisoft Montreal with support from Ubisoft studios in Annecy, Bucharest, Kiev, Quebec, Singapore and Sofia. Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag will be released on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Nintendo’s Wii U™ system, Windows PC and other next generation consoles. The game will be available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system on October 31, 2013.
“With the new hero and new setting we are creating the boldest and most unique Assassin’s Creed game yet, while still respecting the pillars of the franchise that have made it such a fan favorite,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is based on a true, harsh and exciting part of a legendary era and will thrill longtime fans and newcomers alike.”
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.
Gameplay in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is based upon the franchise’s proven tenets. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag features a vast open world with more than 50 navigable locations. Combat combines the weaponry of the Assassin’s Order with armaments of the era, and rewards both daring and stealth. And the series’ acclaimed multiplayer experience is more varied and ruthless than ever in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag.
Customers who purchase Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 can download 60 minutes of additional gameplay via the PlayStation Network after the game’s launch.
Collector’s Editions of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will be available in the EMEA region. More details will be unveiled by the end of March.
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