Assassin's Creed III experimented with naval battles, but maybe the next franchise entry will have an even heavier focus on the high seas.
According to a tip sent to Kotaku , the next AC title may be called Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag . The premise? Well, pirates are obviously involved.
Ubisoft hasn't officially confirmed anything, although they did announce that a new Assassin's Creed installment would launch this fiscal year. They also said we'd get a new character and a new setting, so this rumor definitely fits that information. The tipster leaked a poster (which will apparently be on store walls as of March 4), and it shows a white-hooded assassin with a pirate or two surrounding him. Is the protagonist a pirate…? This also coincides with what a Reddit user claimed to have seen earlier this month:
"I was on a flight where the lady in the row in front of me was working on a powerpoint presentation on marketing strategies of several gaming titles. And one that stood out the most was AC4: Black Flags, aimed for release 2013 Holiday season according to her slide. It already had a cool looking logo for it."
For the record, I'd like to say that Ubisoft did a great job with the naval battles in ACIII. They were done about as well as one could hope, so perhaps they're using that experience and building on it for ACIV… Still, I wanna be able to climb up to my viewpoints and explore, so make sure there's a lot of land involved, damnit.