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Ubisoft Is Reportedly Remaking Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Man the cannons, a rumour is inbound

A new report suggests that a remake of the fan favourite Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is currently in development.

According to a report from Kotaku, publisher Ubisoft is looking to bring back the massively popular pirate-themed entry in the long-running Assassin’s Creed series. Two Kotaku sources have claimed that work on the remake has already begun at Ubisoft Singapore, however, the project is still in “its earliest stages and will not be complete for at least a few years.”

The report goes on to say that the remake will modernise the title, seeing as though it was released back in 2013, although “it’s not yet clear how much of the underlying gameplay and systems will grow to fit the more sprawling open-world RPG mould of recent big-budget Assassin’s Creed releases like Odyssey and Valhalla.”

Rumours and reports can be as treacherous as any pirate, so, of course, take this news with a pinch of valuable salt that’s been liberated from The East India Company.

A huge reason for AC4’s popularity was the game’s incredibly fun ship-to-ship combat, which saw you get behind the wheel of the Jackdaw to board, plunder and sink enemy ships. It’s obvious enough to see that the runaway success of Black Flag had a part to play in the creation of Skull & Bones, Ubisoft’s standalone pirate game that’s been stuck in game development’s equivalent of Davy Jones’ Locker since its announcement back in 2017.

With Skull & Bones getting hit with delay after delay after delay, we just might see Arthur Kenway take to the high seas before the cursed multiplayer game does.

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Shoutouts to Kotaku.

Written By Adam Ryan

Adam's undying love for all things PlayStation can only be rivalled by his obsession with vacuuming. Whether it's a Dyson or a DualShock in hand you can guarantee he has a passion for it. PSN: TheVacuumVandal XBL: VacuumVandal Steam: TheVacuumVandal

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