Assassin's Creed 4: 'This Is The Best Pirate Game Ever Made' Says Ubisoft

Ryan King


Assassin's Creed 4 will be the best pirate game ever... with the possible exception of Wind Waker HD jokes lead writer Darby McDevitt.

Published on Aug 29, 2013

Assassin's Creed 4 lead writer Darby McDevitt has told NowGamer that Ubisoft's latest will be 'the best pirate game ever made'.

In our interview with McDevitt, we asked if story-driven games such as Beyond: Two Souls and the Uncharted series are considered the competition.

"There’s no competition!" replied McDevitt, laughing.

"This is the best pirate game ever made! Maybe even the best Assassin’s Creed game ever made. Maybe Wind Waker HD [laughs] Very different tone, though! But I think there hasn’t really been a good pirate game, and we worked very, very hard to make that economic loop very robust."

We had 30 minutes of hands-on time with Ubisoft's sequel and in our Assassin's Creed 4 gameplay analysis deemed it the best game we played at Gamescom this year.

"There are lots of upgrade options, the loop is all tied together with crafting, hunting, harpooning, looting other ships, getting wood, metal and money to upgrade yourself, your ship - you even have a hideout in this game," added McDevitt. "It’s all tied together very smartly, so that no system feels superfluous, so we hope at the end of the day it’s the best pirate game ever made."



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