Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag Isn’t For Kids, Given the “HBO, Reality” Treatment
Cue “heyooo” and high five then?
While previous Assassin’s Creed games were at least something that people of all ages could sink their teeth into – never mind the incest of Brotherhood – lead content manager at Ubisoft Carsten Myhill succinctly stated that with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, the series is no longer for kids.
Speaking to MCV, he stated that, “Certainly when Assassin’s Creed III naval came out, there was a clamour from the fans for a pirate game. There’s no-doubt that the people want it. But it’s not easy. It takes a very talented team, a lot of experience and great tech.
“It’s one thing having good naval combat, but combining that with good boarding and land-based gameplay in a seamless way, is hard to do. We’re staying away from cliches. Things like walking the plank, parrots on the shoulder and hooks for hands.
“We are giving pirates the HBO, reality treatment. And that allows us to redefine piracy in entertainment. No longer is it for kids.”