10 years ago, Ubisoft was launched Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, a pirate-themed open-world RPG that paved the way for the modern iteration of the long-running series by reinvigorating open-world exploration and adding notable naval battles. And in that time, millions of people have played this game.
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Ubisoft took to X (formerly Twitter or whatever Elon Musk renames the social media at midnight) on October 29 to announce that More than 34 million people have played black flag Since its launch in 2013.
That number of players for any game is staggering, especially players that are a decade old. but black flag Aged better than most, it puts you in the shoes of Welsh pirates turned killers Edward Kenway As he explores the Caribbean in the early 17th century to uncover an ancient secret.
while its predecessor, Assassin’s Creed IIIgave you a ship to command black flag Expanded the limited use of the ship, with exciting sea battles that allowed you to dodge cannon fire and board ships to sink them in deep water. It has also improved in some of them Assassin’s Creed IIIInadequacies, such as allowing you to freely enter and exit your ship without waiting for a loading screen, while placing less emphasis on present-day storytelling so you can just stab people. It was the first game in the series to tackle piracy, which Ubisoft brought back and fixed in 2020. Assassin’s Creed Valhallawhich had strong ship sailing and village looting mechanics.
In fact, it is the steering wheel that is built black flag Very respectful as before Kotaku Staff member Luke Plunkett wrote this in December 2017 killers of faith The game is great becauseHow beautiful it was to sail over a calm sea in the middle of the night“, and he is not wrong. black flag It really opened the door to what we expected killers of faith It can be partly thanked for that Judo. Ubisoft’s universe is typically large, though black flagThe reclamation of the Caribbean Sea with its connecting waterways, navigable only by sea, was enormous. And the vastness of the ocean gave the game an eerie sense of isolation and intrigue, as you never knew what lurked in the distance in front of or below you. Maybe Ubisoft’s bloated design style is outdated, though black flag It was like lighting in a bottle.
Many people thought about this with interest black flag On this occasion, many of them share their memories of this game Ubisoft hints. black flag It is among the best killers of faith game to date, and almost topped it KotakuThis is its own ranked list.
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While most people were foggy black flagfew were hoping that Ubisoft would either release a current-gen patch for the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, or just outright remake the game. Kotaku reported earlier this year that A black flag Rebuilding It’s in the works, but Ubisoft hasn’t officially confirmed it yet. Let’s just hope it’s not stuck MIA on Davy Jones’ shelf like RPG yet. skull and bones have been.