Last week word came out that Ubisoft's next Assassin's Creed title will not be called "Assassin's Creed 4," but rather "Assassin's Creed: Black Flag." Yesterday, news broke that Ubisoft was holding a "mysterious" Assassin's Creed meeting on February 27th, presumably to show off the next installment in their series.
Today, I'm brining you even more information that all points to a "pirate" themed setting. As it turns out, a rumor is going around that Assassin's Creed: Black Flag was code named "Assassin's Creed: Golden Age." For those unaware of the reference, the "Golden Age" of piracy as per Wikipedia:
"is a common designation given to usually one or more outbursts of piracy in maritime history of the early modern period. In its broadest accepted definition, the Golden Age of Piracy spans from the 1650s to the 1730s and covers three separate outbursts of piracy"
I know this is more of a "fun fact" than anything else, but all fingers are pointing toward a very "Pirates of the Caribbean" themed game, and it should be awesome given how great the naval battles were in Assassin's Creed 3. More so, the variation of colonies from French, to British and even Dutch during this time period could bring some interesting variations in city design and art direction.
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