AusGamers caught up with Assassin's Creed III lead writer, Matt Turner, at this year's E3 and grilled him about a lot of things, including the game's naval component.
"When Connor gets his boat -- which is a big moment, I’m not going to spoil it -- he then has access to it; it’s his boat that he can go and use whenever he wants," Matt told AusGamers. "On top of that, there’ll be major story briefs that happen on the boat. For instance, we’ll experience the Battle of Chesapeake, so Connor will be in there on his ship.
"But there’s also more systemic exploration with the naval [component], it’s all up and down the Eastern Seaboard," he added. "You can go around the Caribbean, up to the Gulf of Saint Laurence, and sail ye’ boat."