Ubisoft released the second developer diary for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag titled “The Black Flag Diaries: A Diverse Open World.”
“Meet the team members as they share their vision and ambitions for this new episode in the franchise. Discover the diversity of environments and settings the team has implemented in the game, from varied Cities and Mayan Ruins to the vast sea and its sunken ships.”
“The story is divided into two intertwined halves, with one in the present day, one in a historical setting, and the events of each influencing the other. Although the present-day story had previously established that an Animus was required to view one’s ancestors memories, the ending of Assassin’s Creed III implies that Desmond’s genetic memories have now been uploaded on to ‘the cloud’.
As such, the player’s character is hired by Abstergo Entertainment — a subsidiary of Abstergo Industries — to investigate a pivotal movement in Desmond’s ancestry; the Assassin Edward Kenway.
A notorious pirate and privateer operating during the Golden Age of Piracy, Kenway’s story is set in the Caribbean, and mixes open-ended ship-based exploration with combat and land-based adventures on a number of Caribbean islands.”
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will launch on October 29th in the US, and November 1st everywhere else for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. PC version will release after the console versions and a November 2013 release for PS4 and Xbox One.
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