Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag confirmed, getting exclusive PS3 content

Ubisoft confirms Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag; PlayStation 3 version will get 60 minutes of exclusive content.

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Ubisoft has officially confirmed Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and has added that the PlayStation 3 version will contain exclusive content.

The Sony version will include 60 minutes of "exclusive" gameplay, though details about the content have yet to be revealed. Ubisoft had a similar partnership with Sony for last year's Assassin's Creed III, where PlayStation 3 owners were given four missions revolving around Benedict Arnold and the plot to overthrow West Point.

Ubisoft also released the game's box art for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC platforms, showing the game's new protagonist, rumored to be privateer Edward Kenway, grandfather of Assassin's Creed III star Connor.

Earlier this month Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed that Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will take place in a new setting and star a new protagonist.

GameSpot will reveal more information about the game on Monday at 17:00 GMT/09:00 PST.

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MAJ0RSURGERY
MAJ0RSURGERY

No, just no.  Stop milking this Ubisoft

pizzaman107
pizzaman107

I think they should have stuck with connor a bit more


Ligz06
Ligz06

hooray!!! another AC game (sarcasm)

pls. pls. pls. end it already 

sotoooooo
sotoooooo

Pirates all aboard and enjoy your ride ;P I never gave up hope for assassin's creed and i never will. Honestly, i want you to tell me, is there anything better than ac games because i don't see anything better! Everything else is boring but when i play ac games i see epic graphics, nice story and i have a helluva time! So i say fuck off you stupid haters and the guys that love this agme since the beginning are the true fans and not the bitches that everyday say:" You know it is good but it is nothing new..." Literally fuck off!

isshiah
isshiah

you make a good point about the modern time line moving slowly. I don't know how they'll keep going after the ending of AC3.

Personally, i would LOVE to see a game or at least section of a game dedicated to the all/some of the assassins we saw in the basement of the Auditore home in AC2. Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Chinese etc  We explored their tombs, but we didn't get to know them. It would be pointless, really, considering nothing miraculous happens until Ezio arrives.

KevinConklin
KevinConklin

So much hate. I am absolutely stoked for this game. An AC game has yet to let me down. 

stev69
stev69

I think the topic here should really be gamers against "exclusive content", this is getting out of hand these days not content with milking cash out of the consumer with microtransactions (yes even in single player offline games these days) they now do things like this to coax gamers into buying a game system they might not already have just to experience the full game as it should be. This is a shoddy and cynical business practice. 

AdmSpeakeasy
AdmSpeakeasy

I saw the series starting to go become stale with Brotherhood; when Revelations was released months later, I gave up on the series. People laughed at me. Who's laughing now?


Remember back when the first two games came out, and the figure with the pointed white hood was something unique and neat to see? It takes a lot of work to make such an iconic appearance into something generic.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I'm still a fan of the series. So I'm cool with this. They had me when pirates were mentioned. XD

buckwild73
buckwild73

so sick of this franchise. getting like cod. should have a break & bring the next one on ps4 or next xbox. the last one was a rushed mess. count me out ubisoft.

Lord_OfThe_Sith
Lord_OfThe_Sith

I really hate the PS4 will get exclusive content again.  I own ALL of the AC games but I am thinking I will pass on this one or pick it up used on Craig's List for $10.00.  I enjoyed the naval battles but not enough to have a game based on them.  They killed Desmond so his dad will end up in the Animus, Minerva will save him or we'll find out he has a sibling who can take his place.  Revelations had a thin story line you could tell it was just a bridge to AC3.  AC3 was as bad as Revelations.  If this game is just a money maker I will get out of the franchise.  As for MS tell these companies to knock off exclusive content or you'll stop licensing them (Ubisoft cannot afford to lose access to 10 million possible buyers) for the Xbox then  we can enjoy the same game as everyone else.

edulink
edulink

Isn't it ironic how they fought piracy with their invasive DRMs and now you actually get to be a pirate? :P

chasex10i
chasex10i

woah!?. .a pirate. . err. . after this what's next?. . a wizard maybe. . lol. . 

TooCoolForYou
TooCoolForYou

I think they should just create a brand new IP entirely if they're gonna do the whole pirate theme and all. 

TigusVidiks
TigusVidiks

sigh... so now they are releasing a new AC every year? Milking it hard, Activision!

Disturbed_88
Disturbed_88

So, no new generation consoles means what we all feared: Ubisoft still milking this skinny, dry cow...

Rheinmetal
Rheinmetal

Assassin's Creed : Black Flag

Dido: White Flag.

Originalyeti82
Originalyeti82

*sighs* I have nearly every Assassin's creed on the 360. Now they're imploring me to switch for new content? Screw it. I'll live without the extra hour.

1234ritchie
1234ritchie

Ugh, why only love for Sony?

Guess this will be the first AC I miss then, being both a PC and 360 gamer.

badiding
badiding

Maybe its like ahmm the Pirates of the Carribean New World something.. fountain of youth thingy hahah

deathwatch28
deathwatch28

I'm not paying the same price for an incomplete xbox version. I'll wait till a couple of months after and buy it for £20 in the tesco bargin bin.

snakefantasy10
snakefantasy10

Man I really wanted an Assassin's Creed set in Japan half of the tools that were used in the last 3 games you were basically a ninja. I really feel they can invent some new game play there, Like during the day you can find your target or progress the story (hitman style) and during the night you leap roof top to roof top killing mofo's 

To me that sound awesome

egekoenig
egekoenig

Seriously this is total bullsht. The idea is fun and all but i dont see the assassins crred any more. It's all about firing on ships and killing pirates like a warrior. No mystery, no conspiracy, no assassin thing.

sotoooooo
sotoooooo

@KevinConklin  I like your comment and if i could i would make it one of favourite comments of this week! Why all this hate? Are they blind or idiots? THis game seems awesome and i don't remember Ubiosft letting me down... I love the AC SAGA and i wish Ubisoft good luck on making this epic game ;P

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

@stev69 I guess if they can't offer a big enough bribe for the GAME to be exclusive they have to try and do the next best thing, bribe for exclusive content. Which will probably be sold for the other platforms a few months later anyway.

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

@Lord_OfThe_Sith Anybody with AC3 in their backlog, don't read this ignorant asshole's post. That's a pretty damn big spoiler.

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

@Culverin How can you not see they ARE improving relations with PC gamers?

This is a PIRATE themed game!

Get it? Because to Ubisoft, all PC gamers are just that -- Pirates!

Aren't they classy fellas??

Munstable
Munstable

@snakefantasy10 

I like the idea too, but I think design consistency issues will deter it from happening.

Assassins always wear white -  kinda go against hiding in the dark don't it?

 Just kidding though, white ninjas are cool too, besides it's just a game.

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

@egekoenig Assassin's Creed hasn't been about true assassins since AC2 and the arrival of the flamboyant Ezio.

Altair was the only Assassin out of the group. Ezio and Connor are just Vanguards.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

@sotoooooo @KevinConklin In other words you're a blinded fanboy so entrenched in his position that even the possibility of someone having an opinion different from yours baffles you. Got it.

petez34
petez34

@crunchb3rry Anyone stupid enough to read articles about Assassin's Creed games while playing them DESERVES to have the game spoiled.  Relax! people can write what they like...

Rheinmetal
Rheinmetal

@GriffinBalls @Rheinmetal There was this hit song "White Flag" by Dido, ten years ago. There isn't any point, the black flag reminded me of the white flag. :-D