Ubisoft has issued a response to the whaling controversy plaguing the recent announcement for their upcoming multiplatform video game, “Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.” According to a report by Venture Beat on March 6, a representative from the company disclosed that the latest video game from the “Assassin’s Creed” is a work of fiction. He then went on to mention that they do not condone illegal whaling in addition to other activities from pirates. You can check out some screens from the open-world action-adventure video game in the slideshow at the top of this article and the full statement from Ubisoft below (courtesy of Venture Beat):
History is our playground in Assassin’s Creed. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is a work of fiction that depicts the real events during the Golden Era of Pirates. We do not condone illegal whaling, just as we don’t condone a pirate lifestyle of poor hygiene, plundering, hijacking ships, and over-the-legal-limit drunken debauchery.
Ubisoft is responsible for developing and publishing “Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.” The sequel is a cross-generation title, meaning that it will be coming out for the PC, current-generation consoles (Nintendo Wii U, PS3 and Xbox 360) as well as next-generation systems (PS4 and Xbox 720). It would be first released on Oct. 29 in North America. You can pre-order the product in the following link: “Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag”