Assassin’s Creed 4 details: Underwater swimming, 50 locations, no Desmond, more

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is one of the biggest games Ubisoft have made.

Not only in terms of development teams–which have nine Ubisoft studios working together to create it but also in terms of the sheer size of the game world which will allow you to explore 50 locations in the game. Yes, even underwater.

There’s no Desmond in the game and if you have played Assassin’s Creed 3, the reason would be clear. In this game you control an employee of Abstergo Entertainment, a subsidiary of Abstergo. It is apparently for research purposes to create a video game.

Edward Kenway’s ship is massive and quite bigger than the one found in Assassin’s Creed 3–Aquilla. The ship will be fully customisable and players can also plunder other ships. There will also be real life situations shown in the game like Bartholomew Roberts’ assault on 42 Portuguese ships, and the Spanish Armada wreck.

There are also side things to do like Whale hunting and you can also lure enemy ships into a storm to weaken them and then conquer. They are doing away with loading screens so there will be very few of them in the game, and they are calling it “true open world” and “systemic gameplay”.

You will be able to visit locations like Cuba, Nassau, tip of Florida, and The Bahamas, and also uniquely designed places like jungles, temples, villages, Mayan ruins, underwater shipwrecks, and more. The buildings will be taller than the one found in Assassin’s Creed 3.

Edward Kenway is an assassin but does not have a strong purpose in life, and is fighting a gang of rival pirates in the game. The world is truly massive and is based on open world ship exploration. It has Metroidvania style world design that requires certain ship upgrades to better access certain areas.

There is no campaign co-op in the game and the scriptwriter is done by the same guy who penned Revelations. The stealth mechanics are also being improved.