Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag PC version has been leaked on internet, but the interesting part is that Ubisoft has included a Day-One patch update for PC port and details about it are also out.
As per the details in the changelog "as discovered by Guru3D's user JonasBeckman", Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Day One Patch for PC adds Monitor support, improves overall performance and many more things.
You can read the full changelog below.
Added 4k monitors support
The “Reload” option and the “R” key is now available in the controls menu
he first Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag review score has been leaked via Juex Video Magazine. The game received an excellent review score of 18 out of 20.
Few never heard before details regarding Asssassin's Creed IV: Black Flag was also leaked via this review. You can take a look at it below, as posted by Ubisoft forum users.
NOTE: The details listed below hints that Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag was review for PS3 and PS4 version. No comment was made on Xbox One or Xbox 360 version
Wonderful world / map
A lot of things to do
Stealth works very well, you can chose how to approach your taget, etc..
Lose of frame rate on PS3
Aliasing on PS4
Cities are better than AC3 (for free running)
This is A TRUE AC GAME, and the most accomplished of the franchise.
Combats are slower than AC3…
There are less weapons, less new types of ennemies…
But naval battles are amazing !
You’ll play as Edward like 10 minutes after launching the game on your console
Naval is amazing
Economic system of AC4 is easier to understand and really well made (you board ships, and sell ressources)
You’ll need to upgrade your ship to succes on seas. To upgrade your ship you’ll need ressources. You can get them by boarding ships.
Taking forts have an impact on Edward’s progression. It will reveal the location of special places such as caves.
In all main or secondary missions you can play stealthy if you chose to.
The involvement of Edward in the Templar-Assassin conflict is a bit predictable but still well done by Darby. You’ll see a lot of history events.
About PS4 version:
Beautiful, fluid, … BUT there are aliasing on some textures.
About PS3 version:
Almost like PS4 even if textures are kind of blurred.. The only thing is that there are loss of framerates.
The magazine concluded the review with these quotes: "AC4 is the most successful game of the franchise. Better mechanics of gameplay, better level design, the game is a real success. You’ll need about 20 hours to complete the main path and 50 hours to complete everything"
You can check out the Cache Page of Ubi Forum Thread on this HERE, original page might have been deleted.
The next installment in Assassin's Creed franchise, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag won't feature naval battles (in multiplayer portion), according to Game Designer Tim Browne.
In a recent interview to VG247, Tim Browne said, "You have to take into consideration that it took a very big dedicated team in Singapore about two-and-a-half years to do it for the solo play. In Black Flag it’s even better, but for solo. We’ve looked at it and we’ve considered it. We seriously considered it. We think it would be cool, but at the same time we tried it, and for technical reasons it’s impossible."
Naval warfare was a popular addition to Assassin's Creed III, so fans of the series may be disappointed to hear this news. However, Tim Browne doesn’t feel that naval multiplayer battles are appropriate for the game:
"We looked at the DNA of multiplayer, and we thought that ship battles aren’t really being the cool assassin. With multiplayer it’s all about you working either as a team of four players or in free-for-all, where you want to be the best player. It’s not so much about piloting a ship and using cannons to destroy the opponent’s ship"
The one thing fans will be excited about in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is "GameLab" system, it will allow Assassin's Creed community to develop their own multiplayer modes.
The single-player portion of next Assassin's Cred game "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag" will require internet connection on PS4 and other next-generation platforms, according to Ubisoft.
The reason behind this decision of Ubisoft is, all the social features they are implementing for the game and the PS4 influencing this decision.
Ubisoft Creative Director, Jean Guesdon said, "ACIVBF will also be available on Next Gen consoles. In addition to improved graphics and physic, Next Gen versions will bring to the players new connected features allowing them to feel that even if they remain “Single Player” it will be better to be a “Single Connected Player"
He further added, "I mean, that Next Gen Consoles will allow players to have a solo experience that benefit the presence of a huge community."
The above statement of Jean Guesdon however didn't clarify whether this requirement directly means "Always On" connection or whether the single-player portion of Assassin's Creed 4 is playable and/or impacted without it.
However, it has been officially confirmed that PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 version of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag won't have these feature, but regarding Wii U version decision lies with Ubisoft.
We got our hands on some brand new screenshots of the next installment in Assassin's Creed series, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. These new screenshots show Brutal side of our new Assassins "Edward Kenway". Take a look at the screenshots below and let us know what you guys think about it.
The official synopsis of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag reads something like this: The year is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established their own lawless Republic.
Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag introduces Edward Kenway, a brash rebel Pirate Assassin. His fight for glory has earned him the respect of legends like Blackbeard, but also drawn him into the ancient war between Assassins and Templars, a war that may destroy everything the pirates have built.
Take part in an incredible and seamless adventure. Discover the most diverse Assassin's Creed world ever created. From Kingston to Nassau, explore 50 unique locations where you can live the life of a pirate. Become one of the most feared pirates in the West Indies. Stand amongst legendary names as you establish a lawless Republic in the Bahamas and relive the truly explosive events that defined the Golden Age of Piracy.