Ubisoft hopes to “redefine piracy in entertainment” with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

“We have a fantastic opportunity for pirates in video games,” said lead content manager Carsten Myhill told MCV.

“Certainly when Assassin’s Creed III naval came out, there was a clamour from the fans for a pirate game. There’s no-doubt that the people want it.

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But it’s not easy. It takes a very talented team, a lot of experience and great tech. It’s one thing having good naval combat, but combining that with good boarding and land-based gameplay in a seamless way, is hard to do.”

“We’re staying away from cliches. Things like walking the plank, parrots on the shoulder and hooks for hands. We are giving pirates the HBO, reality treatment. And that allows us to redefine piracy in entertainment. No longer is it for kids,” he concluded.

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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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