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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