Last fall's Assassin's Creed mobile game now playable in your browser

Ubisoft and Microsoft team up to make Assassin's Creed Pirates playable on Internet Explorer and other browsers.

Ubisoft and Microsoft today announced a partnership that brings a free demo for mobile game Assassin's Creed: Pirates to your browser. Microsoft wants you to play the game through Internet Explorer, but it also works in other browsers, including Google Chrome.

If you're playing on a touch-enabled device, you can unfurl your ship's sails or steer your vessel through the ocean by swiping your finger. On Windows devices, Assassin's Creed Pirates also supports split-screen browsing, allowing you to perform another function, like Skype, while also playing the game.

Ubisoft studio manager François Bodson said in a statement that though the future for web-based gaming is unclear, he's excited about the potential that Internet Explorer and development framework Babylon.JS provide.

"We wanted to see if a game like this could be possible on the web. It's difficult to really know where web-gaming is headed, but we can be sure that Babylon.JS and Internet Explorer today, in terms of gaming, are great platforms to demonstrate its potential."

Assassin's Creed: Pirates was released last fall as a spin-off for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. The game is available today for iOS and Android devices for $5.

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14 comments
Crush_Project
Crush_Project

just what we needed.  More games that make tic tac toe look complicated lol.

hystavito
hystavito

Some very carefully worded statements here :).

metallinatus
metallinatus

Someone got some cash from someone this morning....

catsimboy
catsimboy

I played on my phone and the swipe controls are a pain. You swipe on a little virtual ship's wheel and it always seems to stop or not go far enough making steering way too frustrating. Then the combat is boring because you take turns attacking and when the enemy is attacking you're either dodging or doing a cannonball version of fruit ninja that goes on for way too long.

vduong942
vduong942

just played the demo. it's just sailing the boat through check points while avoiding the mines.

etgarmoyal
etgarmoyal

what the f#$ for internet explorer are they drunk or something no im seriouse why!? its not like they dont have money

EdwardKenwayAC
EdwardKenwayAC

I hate IGN, i get insulted, and then they call it trolling, and i got baned :(