- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player) (8 Player Online)
- Release Date
- 15th Nov 2013
- 29th Nov 2013
PlayStation Plus Extra (Subscription)
- 19th Jul 2022
- Also Available On
- Controller Support
- Feature Support
- Official Site
Livin' the sweet trade
Republished on Wednesday 13th July, 2022: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of July's PS Plus Extra, Premium lineup. The original text follows. Ubisoft has outdone itself with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, as there’s more to see and do than ever in this exciting world of...
Raise the sails
There's now evidence to suggest that the rumoured Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag remake is in active development. Word of the supposed project spread last summer, when the title was said to be in its very early stages at Ubisoft Singapore — the studio behind Skull and Bones. However, relatively fresh updates on a lead artist's...
Catch the wind
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is easily one of the most beloved games in Ubisoft's long-running series. The seafaring escapade of Edward Kenway first released on the PS4 and PS3 as a cross-gen title — a launch game for the PS4 — all the way back in 2013. And now, almost a full decade later, two unnamed Kotaku sources are saying...
We're now at the point where no week is complete without a brand new edition of Who Would Win Wednesdays. Imagining two fictional characters beating the snot out of each other never really gets old, and as long as we don't run out of PlayStation personalities to write about, we'll be more than happy to satisfy your lust for blood. Speaking...
It's a big one, captain
That standard 500GB PlayStation 4 hard drive isn't going to last much longer with huge game installs and updates as big as this one. Weighing in at 2.3GB, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's latest patch is a beast, but thankfully it isn't a big load of nothing. The download fixes numerous issues - some of which have been...
Robert Ramsey's sick of stepping out of the Animus
After testing my sailing skills in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag at the Eurogamer Expo all the way back in September, I knew that Ubisoft had a great game in production. From the rolling waves of the sea to the swashbuckling adrenaline rush of combat, it all immediately felt like a solid step...
We’ve all been there: you’ve got half an eye on the holidays, but technically you’re still at work. This brand new PlayStation 4 trailer uploaded to SCEE’s official YouTube page earlier today looks like it was hastily constructed prior to an office Christmas party. And now we’re writing a really dull post about it in order to...
Adé-way with ya
The Jackdaw's stern first mate Adéwalé will soon be getting his time in the spotlight thanks to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's 'Freedom Cry' DLC. You'll play as the machete-wielding warrior as he fights to free slaves from the horrendous treatment that they endured at the time. He certainly cuts a more imposing figure than the...
Kenway have some more?
You’ll be walking the plank as first mate Adewale this holiday, as a Ubisoft advertisement has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s post-release expansion ‘Freedom Cry’ will set sail on 17th December. The add-on pack will be available for both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, and...
Polishing up the telescope
The frustratingly dubbed ‘resolution-gate’ is showing no signs of coming to a conclusion. Following reports that revealed that Call of Duty: Ghosts would require a patch to up its resolution to 1080p on the PlayStation 4, Ubisoft has now confirmed that the same applies to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Set sail in...
Dressed by the Creed
We’re no closer to solving the mystery of last week’s bizarre ‘Hadouken Cabs’ teaser trailer, but it seems that Sony’s making a habit out of deploying these vaguely video game related commercials. This latest spot – discovered by IGN – focuses on 'E. Kenway and Sons Bespoke Tailors', and includes imagery from the...
THE GOLDEN AGE OF PIRATES
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag begins in 1715, when pirates established a lawless republic in the Caribbean and ruled the land and seas. These outlaws paralyzed navies, halted international trade, and plundered vast fortunes. They threatened the power structures that ruled Europe, inspired the imaginations of millions, and left a legacy that still endures.