Ubisoft’s upcoming action-adventure open world game, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag won’t feature naval battles, because the team couldn’t ‘good enough level,’ according to Game director Ashraf Ismail.

Speaking with Gamespot, Ismail explains that the studio attempted such a mode at the onset of development, but it didn’t pan out.

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“Naval multiplayer, unfortunately, we don’t have it,” Ismail said. “It’s something we tried at the beginning, but we didn’t feel we can get it to a good enough level for this iteration,” he concluded.

Maybe we will get multiplayer naval battles in Assassin’s Creed V.

“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 launch title for PS4 and Xbox One.


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