Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was conceived for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from the beginning.
Speaking with Examiner, game director Ashraf Ismail revealed it was paramount that the pirate-themed stealth-action title offered something fresh for next-generation systems.
“When we started, it was a few years ago and we knew it was going to be on next-gen, so we knew we had to build a world that fresh and unique. Those were the worlds we used internally, fresh and unique,” he said.
Ismail previously said during a chat with CVG that the transition to next-gen systems proved ‘incredibly smooth’ in comparison to the cycle before it.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is due out on current and next-generation systems in November. The game takes place in the early 1700s, during an era known as the ‘Golden Age of Piracy.’
Players control Edward Kenway, a pirate-turned-assassin, as plunders his way across the Caribbean on board the Jackdaw. Gamers can explore 50 unique locations, uncovering lost treasures and battling fellow pirates in a bid to conquer the high seas.