Ubisoft's flagship title, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag has aroused curiosity among players and public alike. The developer has been constantly releasing trailers and details of the game ahead of its expected release in October- November.
The trailer hits the core of the theme of the game, showcasing different pirates of both genders. Different characters can be seen in the video along with pirates like Blackbeard, Calico Jack, Charles Vane, Anne Bonny and the protagonist of the game, Captain Edward Kenway.
The game is set in the Caribbean during the Age of Piracy. Players will be controlling Kenway and his ship Jackdaw. There have been a limited number of games featuring naval warfare. In fact, Assassin's Creed 3 had featured optional and linear naval battles.
In Assassin's Creed the studio has greatly enhanced the game's combat systems, motion simulations, tactics, graphical fidelity, audio fidelity and progression levels allowing players to have better gaming experience during battles.
"We've found a really strong balance between the credibility of naval warfare and the fact that this is a video game," said Ashraf Ismail, game director of Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag to Polygon. "It needs to be fun and it needs to have good pacing. We added elements to try to speed things up, but it feel like something I can believe in. It's not twitchy."
Though the ship moves considerably fast, it ihas obstacles like waves, thunderstorm and whirlpool to tackle.
"Wind is not as strong as we initially thought about," says Ismail. "In earlier prototypes we had wind playing a big factor and players would be tacking into the wind but it was way too complicated to be thinking about that as well as shooting. It just wasn't fun."
Ubisoft has confirmed the dates for all version of Assassin's Creed 4. The Game will be out on Oct 29 for Wii U, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The PC version will be out on Nov. 19. PlayStation 4 version is expected to be released on Nov 15 and Xbox One on Nov 22.
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