According to Ubisoft, The scale, scope and breadth of new content in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag earns the sequel the right to be a numbered entry.

Speaking with CVG, lead content manager Carsten Myhill was asked if Black Flag deserves to be a sequel or it should have been a spin-off, he said:

“I don’t think it is [similar] at all, it’s a pirate setting, we have a very different hero with a completely different personality to Connor. He’s a brash, boisterous, hard-drinking pirate.”

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“The whole feeling of the game is completely fresh and new. It will feel very different to Assassin’s Creed III. I think it completely warrants the Assassin’s Creed IV moniker, not only with the new name and setting, but the attitude and the tone of the experience.”

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is the first numbered title to carry a suffix, “a decision which Myhill says was made to clearly distinguish the pirate theme from the rest of the franchise”

“We want to make it clear to fans, and those who haven’t played Assassin’s Creed before, that this is a pirate game. The ‘Black Flag’ is there, it says ‘hey, this is the HD, open-world action adventure pirate game you’ve been waiting for,” he concluded.

We’ve also got extra Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag content for you:

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – World Premiere Trailer
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – ‘Edward Kenway’ Trailer
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag First Details Unveiled
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Fact Sheet
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Internal Q&A
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s 40% Missions Are Naval-based

Pre-order Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will launch on October 29th in the US, and November 1st everywhere else for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U.


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