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Unread postby NeoKubrick » 01 Feb 2013 11:54

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Andrew Goldfarb wrote:A leaked customer survey suggests Ubisoft is prepping another Assassin’s Creed game for release next year, and it could include co-op.

According to photos of a survey obtained by The Gaming Liberty, Ubisoft asks players what they think of the “possibility for a friend to join the game in order to help me at any time during the solo mode” in a sequel to Assassin’s Creed 3. The survey also asks fans if they’d be likely to purchase the next Assassin’s Creed game “if it was to become available next year” and asks fans what they think of other franchises, including Uncharted.

In the past, Assassin’s Creed Revelations creative lead Alexandre Amacio said “Assassin's Creed is all about cycles” and noted that while Assassin’s Creed III would be the end of Desmond’s story, “there's many cycles within the brand - that's the whole point. History is our playground.”
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Unread postby Texas » 07 Feb 2013 19:22

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The next installment in the Assassin's Creed series will be coming in fiscal year 2014, and will feature a new hero in a new time period, Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot announced today during the company's quarterly earnings call.

"We are delighted and proud to announce today that in financial year 14, we will introduce an all-new Assassin's Creed hero, within an all new team and time period, and we expect it to be another major leap forward for the franchise," said Guillemot. "It is the benefit of multiple teams working on multiple chapters of the product, each getting several years to make their versions of an Assassin's Creed game."

Guillemot stated that more details on the next Assassin's Creed title would be shared "very soon."

It is worth noting that Ubisoft's next fiscal year will run from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.

Released last fall, Assassin's Creed 3 introduced the series' newest hero Connor, Native American name Ratonhnhaké:ton, and was the first title to bring the franchise's storyline to North America.
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Unread postby Texas » 26 Feb 2013 18:59

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Assassin's Creed 4 has appeared on the LinkedIn profiles of three Ubisoft employees.

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.

Click the image above for a closer look at the original text.

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.

Source: LinkedIn
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Unread postby Dolt » 26 Feb 2013 22:55

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Is the next Assassin's Creed all about pirates? A tipster just sent over marketing materials for something called Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Ubisoft hasn't announced anything about the next Assassin's Creed just yet, other than the fact that it will star a new character and a new setting, and it will be out next fiscal year.

According to our tipster, this poster will be on store walls on Monday, March 4.


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Unread postby icycalm » 26 Feb 2013 23:43

It seems like bullshit. Game posters always come with system logos, etc. Except if it's a draft I guess. Either way, I like the Todd McFarlane-style illustration work. And the setting, of course.
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Unread postby dinopoke » 27 Feb 2013 09:03

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A poster that's turned up online today, seemingly showing the title and main character of the next Assassin's Creed game, appears to have two sides.

You've seen the front, of course, but here's what a tipster says is the back.

As you could probably guess from the piratical theme, the image would suggest the game is set in the Caribbean, though interestingly this map shows only the Western half, incorporating what's today known as Cuba, the southern tip of Florida and Jamaica.

Ubisoft hasn't formally spoken about the next Assassin's Creed just yet, aside from the fact that it will star a new character and feature a new setting, and also that it will be out next fiscal year.
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Unread postby icycalm » 28 Feb 2013 14:41

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Tom Phillips wrote:Pirate-themed Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag has been officially confirmed by publisher Ubisoft, and will have 60 minutes of exclusive gameplay on PlayStation 3.

Packshot artwork shows that the game will at least be released for PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360.

The imagery confirms its rumoured pirate setting, while a sticker on the PS3 version reveals the exclusive hour of gameplay - the same deal offered with Assassin's Creed 3 and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.

Yesterday, numerous leaks hinted at the game's existence and offered up a few extra details - that the game is set in 1715 and stars a pirate assassin named Edward Kenway, father of Haytham and grandfather of Connor from AC3.

Eurogamer will be able to reveal full details of the game on Monday at 5pm UK time.


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Unread postby ksevcov » 01 Mar 2013 07:35

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will launch on October 29 for current generation consoles and PC (as confirmed this morning), as well as “next-gen consoles,” a hidden page on the game’s official countdown site has revealed.
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Unread postby infernovia » 02 Mar 2013 21:17

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Unread postby dinopoke » 03 Mar 2013 08:33

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Unread postby movie » 04 Mar 2013 12:59

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Ubisoft has revealed the first official details on Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, the next entry in the Assassin's Creed series heading to "every available platform" - including PlayStation 4 and, presumably, Microsoft's next-generation Xbox - this autumn.

Set in the Caribbean during the early 18th century, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag follows the adventures of swashbuckling pirate Edward Kenway, father of Assassin's Creed 3's Haytham Kenway and grandfather of Connor.

Ubisoft describes Edward as a brash, cocky and charismatic British privateer who is "motivated by infamy", and who sets sail on the high seas after being relieved of military duty from the Royal Navy.

The developer's ambition is to "create the first naval open-world game" and tell "the true story of the Golden Age of Piracy" by recreating various moments from the era's history, including the wreck of the Spanish treasure fleet in 1715, and the marooning of Charles Vane. "The moment where Edward is marooned on an island with a nutcase with only a bottle of rum and a pistol between them," teases lead content manager Carsten Myhill, "you can imagine how this scenario might pan out."

As well as Charles Vane, players will get to meet some of history's most notorious pirates, including Blackbeard, Benjamin Hornigold, Anne Bonny, and Calico Jack, visit the game's three main cities: Havana, Kingston and Nassau, and explore up to 50 different locations dotted around the Caribbean, including jungles, plantations, hidden coves and forts.

Unlike previous games in the series, Ubisoft is keen to stress that Black Flag is set within one unified world rather than a series of individual maps, where players can transition "seamlessly" between naval exploration and land-based gameplay.

The entire ocean will be available to explore, creative director Jean Guesdon claims. What's more, a new underwater mechanic will let Edward dive deep under the ocean waves. He'll have to make use of a new diving belt, but this will allow him to explore the depths of the sea floor to find loot and hidden treasure, investigate sunken vessels and fight deadly sharks.

But there's a "second main character", the developer states, before introducing the player's ship, Jackdaw, a vessel which can be upgraded with additional cannons and swivel guns as the player progresses. Though land-based gameplay remains key, Myhill claims that the developer has taken naval combat "to the next level" for Black Flag, showcasing the second iteration of the seafaring mechanic first introduced in Assassin's Creed 3.

There are now multiple types of enemy ship, some loaded with cannons, and others designed to ram directly into your vessel, and it's up to the player to decide how they wish to board them, whether it be swinging across using a new rope tool, stealthily swimming up to the deck, or climbing across the ship's sails.

Rival ships can be scouted for loot with a new spyglass before being engaged, and contain plunder, including rum, gold, clothes and 'special items', each - presumably - being forms of in-game currency.

As well as upgrading their ship, players must also manage their crew, which can not only perish during naval battles and boardings, but through natural events like raging storms. New crew members can be found and recruited within the game world, and are used to perform actions on your ship and help in naval combat.

The entire game world will also be open from the beginning, Guesdon states, although specific areas will be protected by stronger enemies and powerful galleons, artificially restricting access until the player's vessel becomes strong enough to defeat them. Ubisoft also claims that the global world will be bigger than any previous AC title.

Beyond seafaring, though (and as with its predecessors), certain parts of Black Flag's campaign will also take place in the present day - but don't expect to see the return of Desmond Miles.

"With AC3, we ended the narrative arc of Desmond," says Guesdon. Instead, the player itself is the lead character in the present day, tasked with researching the memories of Edward Kenway.

"The interesting thing that happened in December 2012 is that the real world and the fictitious world merged," continues Guesdon. "From December 21, we're now in the same world as the Assassin's Creed universe - so you are now a part of the AC universe. You will be yourself in the main present day. You're researching the memories of Edward Kenway. You will be the present day hero researching Edward Kenway and being part of that conspiracy."

How exactly that will function, though, or whether the mechanic will support cross-device play like Watch Dogs, is not entirely clear. Will players be able to research Kenway using their smartphones? Only time will tell.

Another element of Black Flag that Ubisoft isn't yet to prepared to detail is the game's multiplayer, and though Guesdon hints at new game modes being included, details on its functionality has yet to be revealed.

"We're taking players to a new era. An era filled with ruthlessness, danger, and non-stop action," continues Myhill.

"We are the perfect franchise to deliver such a story. We have the expertise in creating gorgeous, blossoming, sprawling cities; living, natural environments; and as we saw in Assassin's Creed 3, intense naval action.

"We will treat this era with the same historical reverence as we have done with all the eras gone by... We will tell the true story of the Golden Age of Piracy."

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag launches on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U on November 1, 2013. A date for the PC and next-generation versions has yet to be announced.
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Unread postby Heell » 10 May 2013 12:37

Conversation with the creators on the PS4 version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lqt3UcAAiU#!
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Unread postby movie » 14 May 2013 03:42

Golden Age of Pirates trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhbeFm6CIZU
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Unread postby Dolt » 09 Jun 2013 23:32

Muliplayer shots:

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Character posters here: http://www.allgamesbeta.com/2013/06/ass ... -flag.html
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Unread postby Fudge » 30 Jun 2013 19:30

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Unread postby alastair » 17 Jul 2013 00:59

A Pirate's Life on the High Seas trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRmTigI7OKM
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Unread postby infernovia » 23 Jul 2013 13:13

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Unread postby mothman spirit » 24 Jul 2013 00:04

Thirteen minutes of the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICemupWG56U
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