Creative director Jean Guesdon talks about the procedurally generated Caribbean.
Creative director Jean Guesdon spoke to Gamezone about the world for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and how it rivals the size of past installments, especially Assassin’s Creed III.
Guesdon stated that, “Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag’s Caribbean world is massive indeed. If we take absolute numbers, it’s way bigger than any other Assassin’s Creed installment – probably around 60 times bigger, but the ocean helps a lot. In fact, we have roughly the same amount of ground surface, but we made the decision to scatter this land across the entire ocean, which is procedurally generated.
“This has mainly been made to make sure we were representing the Caribbean in the best possible way. Adventure, exploration, discovering islands and reaching far destinations were core to the experience we wanted to deliver.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is set to release for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U on October 29th, with an Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 during Q4 2013.