Unshackled from the restraints of the Creed, pirates will no longer have to hide in seaweed like lunatics.
By Liam Gilroy on December 9, 2013 at 5:42 pm
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag has been a pretty incredible success for Ubisoft. With the exception of a few Altair and Ezio fanboys and girls (I can’t believe Connor has fans) Black Flag has been widely hailed as the best of the series. And according to IGN, Ubisoft are paying attention, with some fans recently receiving a survey asking them what they would like to see in the next Assassin’s Creed – including whether or not fans would enjoy a nautically-themed game separate from the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
Fans were asked what kind of things they would value in such a game – a complex economy, greater customisation options for characters, ships and hideouts, more things to do and sights to see. Naturally it also asks about multiplayer – co-operative and competitive naval combat across the seven seas.
Ubisoft aren’t giving up on Assassins however – the survey also asked several questions about the Assassin’s Creed franchise as a whole, and what players would like to see in AC5, including options for a present day character, more stealth gameplay sequences and the ability to extend the game with a phone or tablet. For reasons unknown it didn’t ask the most important question – ‘Should we never ever have eavesdropping missions in our game ever again?’
I didn’t get sent the survey, but if I had I would have picked the two options I care about – ‘damn it will someone just remake Pirates! already?’ and ‘you really don’t need to bother with the Abstergo meta-narrative. Just let me get back to my other business. My assassin business.’ Check out the IGN and if you’re still not sure about Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, go watch the Dread Pirate Jess play it right here.