Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag

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19th November 2013

Why launch games underwhelm

Assassin's Creed movie mostly set in modern times

Only 35 per cent in 15th century Spain.

It looks like Naughty Dog used Assassin's Creed artwork for the new Uncharted 4 trailer

UPDATE: "We made a regrettable mistake." Trailer updated.

Games With Gold now offers two Xbox One games per month

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and So Many Me in July.

Double Xbox Games with Gold titles announced for April

Gears! Terraria! Black Flag! Child of Light! Pool! Army of Two.

Xbox One Assassin's Creed: Unity bundles announced

With/without Kinect for 399/349.

Assassin's Creed 4 character crosses over to Watch Dogs

Ubisoft's biggest nod yet that the universes are combined.

Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag - Legendary Ship tactics

Strategies for taking down all five legendary ships in Assassin's Creed 4.

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag GOTY Edition announced

Contains all Season Pass content.

BioShock Infinite isn't up for a Best Game BAFTA

Tearaway is, so is Assassin's Creed 4.

Watch Dogs delayed again on Wii U

To focus on platforms with the "broadest possible benefit".

Assassin's Creed 4's Freedom Cry DLC is going standalone

On PS3, PS4 and PC. But not on Xbox.

Assassin's Creed series ending existence "not exactly true"

AC4 ship technology may be repurposed for future games.

FeatureDevelopers' Games of 2013

CD Projekt! Blow! Bithell! Molyneux! More!

Assassin's Creed 4 DLC: new locations and AC5 hints

And why the kraken was left out.

Digital FoundryNext-Gen Face-Off: Assassin's Creed 4

Last-gen AC4 meets Wii U, PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions in a mammoth six-format comparison.

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag Freedom Cry DLC dated

Mast buy. UPDATE: PC date also confirmed.

VideoWatch us play PS4 Assassin's Creed 4 from 5pm GMT

Next-gen Assassin's, plus a little bit of loot for you to pick up.

A new generation: a new price-point for games

"The market will determine what's appropriate over time."

EA PS4 games cost an eye-watering 63 from PlayStation Store

UPDATE: EA cuts PS4 game prices by 3, but they're still 5 more than on Xbox One.

Xbox One outsells Xbox 360 two-to-one in UK launch

UPDATE: Sold around 150,000, report claims.

Digital FoundryPS4 Assassin's Creed 4 1080p patch analysed in-depth

44 per cent more resolution - with no performance penalty.

Assassin's Creed 4 DLC will let you play as Blackbeard

UPDATE: Due this week for all platforms except Wii U.

Next Assassin's Creed will be "much more" next-gen

"There are lots of things we want to refine."

Why launch games underwhelm

"We can't make a version for PS4 or Xbox One so wildly different we can't market them together."

Assassin's Creed film dated for August 2015

And on Tom Phillips' birthday no less.

UK chart: Assassin's Creed 4 beats Battlefield 4

But neither sell as strongly as their predecessors.

GTA Online car conkers vs. Outside Xbox

Plus AC4 reviewed and Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Ubisoft ditches Uplay Passport after Assassin's Creed 4 furore

"Assassin's Creed fans, we heard you loud and clear."

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag

The state of play on current-gen consoles.

Assassin's Creed 4's world map mini-game requires Online Pass

Traditional single-player element locked unless you're connected.

Assassin's Creed 4 secret hints at possible AC5 locations

Black Flag Easter egg mined for clues.

VideoHow similar is Abstergo to Ubisoft? Have a look to find out

Assassin's Creed's fictional developer contrasted and compared in this video.

Nvidia will give you three new games when you buy a GTX 780

Batman: Arkham Origins, Splinter Cell and AC4: Black Flag.

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag review

Shipshape and Bristol fashion.

Assassin's Creed 4, Watch Dogs DLC exclusive to PlayStation for six months

UPDATE: AC4 PlayStation content will remain exclusive, Ubisoft confirms.

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag release date shuffles forward

PS3 and Xbox 360 editions to set sail a little earlier.

Assassin's Creed 4 director wants to take the series to ancient Egypt

Though he's not sure if Ubisoft will go for it.

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag season pass and DLC announced

UPDATE: Wii U version not getting any DLC.

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag "Rate This Mission" system revealed

Ubisoft to analyse player feedback for future games.

VideoSee an ocelot get messed up in Assassin's Creed 4

Nine minutes of new gameplay in this video preview.

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag PC release date confirmed

22nd November, alongside Wii U and next-gen versions.

Assassin's Creed 4 and Batman: Arkham Origins Achievements have leaked

Batman contains an extra hard "I am the Night" Mode.

See what next-gen advancements add to Assassin's Creed 4

(Individually lit) raindrops keep falling on my head...

Uplay confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One

PC client set for 4.0 update in October.

VideoSubmerge yourself in Assassin's Creed 4's underwater gameplay

New details on hiding from sharks and gameplay footage.

Assassin's Creed 4 dev walkthrough shows seven minutes of gameplay

Shark stealth, tagging foes and blow darts.

VideoCheck out this Assassin's Creed 4 Abstergo easter egg

Ian's spotted a little secret in Black Flag's modern-day setting.

Next-gen shrubs: How Assassin's Creed 4 is being ported to new consoles

And how you'll be able to play a new Assassin's Creed on your Vita this year after all.

Assassin's Creed 4's open world takes half an hour to sail across

Vita team tied up with Black Flag this year.

VideoWatch a shark get stabbed in the face in Assassin's Creed 4

And learn how Far Cry 3's hunting has made it across.

PlayStation-exclusive Assassin's Creed 4 levels shown off

Vita heroine Aveline back in action.

Assassin's Creed 4 reveals Discovery Mode, debuts co-op footage

Confirms there won't be naval battles in multiplayer.

14 minutes of continuous Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag gameplay

Collect sea shanties for your crew to croon.

FeatureThe next-generation will be open-world

Ubisoft and more on connected freedom.

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag single-player mode connects with friends

And you'll find out more about what Desmond's been up to.

Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed 4 confirmed for Xbox One

Big 2013 games among six coming to Microsoft's new console from Ubisoft.

Ubisoft forecasts lower Assassin's Creed 4 sales than AC3 managed this past financial year

Thinks Watch Dogs can match or better AC1's first-year tally of ~6 million.

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag in-game footage revealed

Four collector's editions detailed.

Assassin's Creed: Rising Phoenix spotted online

And today's Ubisoft leak is...

FeatureAssassin's Creed 4: Black Flag preview: how Ubisoft plans to hook you back in

Sail to more than 50 locations, cities and islands in a huge open world.

Eight studios working on Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag

Ubisoft talks PS4 version, series' current two game dev cycle.

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag release date, next-gen launch leaked

UPDATE: And now the trailer appears online, too.

First details of pirate-themed Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag

Stars assassin Edward Kenway in 1715 Caribbean-setting.