Against all of the odds, Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation was a solid success. The decent PlayStation Vita exclusive sold very well, but sadly there’s no portable version of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag in the pipeline. That’s because developer Ubisoft Sofia’s busy beavering away on the upcoming sequel.
“Liberation actually did very well – we’re very proud of it,” game director Ashraf Ismail told Eurogamer.net. “But the focus for us was Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, for current-gen consoles and next-gen consoles. From a resource standpoint, the team that worked on Liberation is actually working with us on [the sequel]. They're developing a specific part of the game for us.”
But that doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to get your fix of seafaring action on Sony’s flagship portable. As with all non-camera titles on the PlayStation 4, you’ll be able to stream the game to your Vita via Remote Play. “This is going to be a supported feature in Assassin's Creed IV,” said associate producer Sylvain Trottier. “All we have to do is make sure that the controls are good on the Vita because it's missing a few buttons."
We suspect that that won’t be too taxing with two touch panels waiting to pick up the slack. And with the console sequel set to feature a handful of exclusive Aveline de Grandpré missions, it may feel like you’re playing a follow-up to last year’s Liberation on Vita after all.