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 that Black Flag is getting a remake.
Now, it's worth noting that this supposed project is still very early, according to the aforementioned sources. The report states it won't be complete for "at least a few years" — so don't go expecting to see a reveal at the next Ubisoft showcase.
Ubisoft Singapore — the main studio behind the regularly delayed Skull and Bones — is apparently "heavily involved" with this now rumoured remake. Which we suppose makes sense, seeing as that team played a major role in developing the original ocean technology that made Black Flag so impressive at the time, with its dynamic wave animation and realistic boat-bobbing physics.
It'll be interesting to see how this all plays out, because like we say, Black Flag is widely regarded as a high point for Assassin's Creed as a franchise. And, let's be honest, it's only a matter of time until Ubisoft starts remaking the classic Assassin's Creed games.
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