Ubisoft has reportedly begun developing a remake of the popular 2013 Assassin’s Creed remake “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” is in the works, according to a Kotaku.
Ubisoft Singapore, one of the studios that worked on the famous boating sections of the original “Black Flag,” will reportedly be a key part of helping bring the game up to date with modern systems.
The title was a multi-generation release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 a decade ago, and is primarily set in and around islands in the Caribbean during the golden age of piracy in the early 18th century.
Players from the three main cities of Havana, Nassau and Kingston participate. To this day, the title often ranks high on “Best Game in the Series” lists along with The Second Shotgun Collection and the more recent trio of Old World Collection entries.
The outlet notes that the remake is currently in its early stages and won’t be completed for “at least a few years.” It comes as publisher Ubisoft is pushing this one of its biggest franchises.
Set in 9th century Baghdad, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, released this fall, marks a return to an entry on a smaller scale similar to the first titles of the franchise. Several other titles on the way include the Japanese feudal “Red” and the late Holy Roman Empire’s “Hexe” set that is part of the new Assassin’s Creed Infinity franchise.
There’s also a China-made mobile game “Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade” on the way, along with a multiplayer standalone title.
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