Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is one of the most-anticipated games set to release for the Xbox One and PS4, an impressive feat for a non-exclusive title. Ubisoft has made some incredible strides in the “next gen” console race, and Black Flag shows how. Today, Ubisoft released a new Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag video called “Next Gen Open World” to showcase just how massive the game will be.
Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) may garner most of the attention among open-world games this fall, but Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will turn some heads. What we saw at E3 of the seamless transitions from land to sea was astonishing, and it makes the game’s open world seem that much more, well, open.
The video below is narrated by associate producer Sylvain Trottier and highlights the next-gen technology that Ubisoft is using to create Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. In addition to Xbox One and PS4 versions, the game will also ship for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC.
The game tells the story of Edward Kenway, 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 includes some of the most infamous pirates in history, including Blackbeard and Charles Vane. It 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.
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will ship for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U on Oct. 29. The Xbox One and PS4 versions don’t have an official release date just yet, but it’s widely expected that those next-gen versions of the game will be available shortly after their respective release dates.