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Assassin's Creed IV Due Out In October, Also Coming To "Next-Gen Consoles"

Ubisoft leak their own details this time.

Whilst poster and retailer leaks are hardly uncommon, they do appear to have spoiled Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed IV reveal a little, forcing the publisher to publicly confirm the game yesterday. They also confirmed the embargo date for recent press events, which is next Monday.

Stay tuned for TheSixthAxis’ take on what the game is all about.

However, the latest leak for the game (assuming it’s not a carefully managed PR build-up, of course) comes from Ubisoft themselves, who had, albeit temporarily, put up some information about the game on their own website. Snapped by GamingEverything, the page (now removed) says that Black Flag is “also coming to next-gen consoles” in addition to those confirmed (including PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U) and a release date: October 29.

Worth noting that unless Ubisoft send out another statement today confirming this new info the above data could just be placeholder, but it’s unlikely. Black Flag looks set to feature pirates, and comes just a year after the last game, Assassin’s Creed III.

We’ll have all you need to know about the game, or, at least, everything we’ve been told, on Monday. Unless all that leaks out too.

  1. Avenger
    Since: Oct 2012

    Why do they bother. AC3 was good but it was a buggy mess that’s unbecoming of a £40 game. Every year the game gets bigger, and every year they release and there are more gaps in the fixtures. It’s getting boring.

    Comment posted on 01/03/2013 at 09:32.
  2. Awayze
    Since: Jul 2010

    Milking their franchise now aswell.

    Comment posted on 01/03/2013 at 10:21.
  3. Kennykazey
    Since: Mar 2010

    PS4 it is then. I wish they’d rest the series for a bit and bring it back with a massive next gen experience. AC1 was somewhat of a defining experience this gen.

    Comment posted on 01/03/2013 at 10:35.
  4. dizwod
    Since: May 2010

    Will this game even be worth it? Are we sure its not brotherhood style game? just throw the number 4 on it and people wl lap it up.

    Doesn’t seem a long enough gap from 3 till 4 to warrant a full title, I love assassins creed tho i feel they are well and truly ruining the franchise now :(

    Comment posted on 01/03/2013 at 10:36.
  5. Eldur
    Since: Nov 2012

    Man, the cynicism around this release is practically palpable! I appreciate where it comes from, and I definitely agree that AC3 was buggy as hell, but I think that the Assassin’s Creed franchise has been handled pretty well up until now. Whilst there have been some mis-steps, Ubisoft seem to genuinely iterate on the formula each time (which has sometimes been to the detriment of the overall experience) and have included new approaches, gameplay modes and features at almost every turn.

    Compared with some of the other mega-franchises about, which seem much slower to progress the general formula, I can get excited about Assassin’s Creed in a way that I never would with GT, GTA, CoD, Killzone etc.

    Comment posted on 01/03/2013 at 10:59.
  6. jimmy-google
    Since: Feb 2009

    I’m more interested in the rumoured new vita AC game for this year. Liberation was a lot more enjoyable than AC 3

    Comment posted on 01/03/2013 at 11:30.
    • Avenger
      Since: Oct 2012

      Agreed. It would be lovely to see another AC game on Vita. If they do one hopefully they’ll tighten the fixtures (aka fix the fps).

      Comment posted on 01/03/2013 at 11:46.
      • Kennykazey
        Since: Mar 2010

        And add MSAA to smooth out the jaggies. Apparently the Vita can do that very cheaply.

        Comment posted on 01/03/2013 at 12:07.
      • Eldur
        Since: Nov 2012

        I too enjoyed Liberation. A slightly more fleshed out sequel with less of the arbitrary touch features would be a very interesting prospect.

        Comment posted on 01/03/2013 at 12:36.
  7. KeRaSh
    Since: Nov 2009

    I guess I’ll pick up AC3 towards the end of the current generation and then get IV for the PS4. Great!

    Comment posted on 01/03/2013 at 12:45.

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