There's been a lot of news coming out about the recently announced (leaked, whatever) "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag". It's no secret that the game will launch on the next generation of consoles, like the Nintendo Wii U and Playstation 4.
The question now is what will be extra for those consoles? Well, Ubisoft won't just port the game over to the newest console, they'll be putting a little something extra into the game for those gamers.
One of those features will be a "connected" single player mode. Discovered by All Games Beta is an internal Q&A where Jean Guesdon, creative director on the game, talked about the new feature.
"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. I mean that next-gen consoles will allow players to have a solo experience that benefits the presence of a huge community."
While Guesdon didn't go into detail about the connected system, he did talk about a few other things in the game. Like the "horizon system", which gives the characters on pirate ships "pirate opportunities", which has to mean looting and attacking other people's ships.
There are six studios working on "Assassin's Creed IV", with Montreal, Singapore, Sofia, Quebec are all working on the single player campaign. Annecy and Bucharest are working on the multiplayer. With this many studios working on the game, Ubisoft better deliver on this one.