GE: "We've been poking around Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag countdown site a bit more, and managed to come across another page containing some very interesting information."
Wow, I guess Ubisoft really doesn't consider the Wii U to be next gen. If they grouped it in with the PS3, 360 and PC (PC isn't current nor Next gen, its in a league of it's own). Or maybe its because the Wii U has been out for a while now and people know about it, or maybe they thought people would have made an article about it not coming to the console if they didn't mention it, when they announced the game. It could be anything and my mind is all over the place. EDIT: That render looks pretty good. I still haven't completed Brotherhood, Revelations nor 3. I did finish Liberation though.
Sigh... I feared this would be the wii all over again. The wii versions of multiple games were essentially the PS2 version with motion controls ^ That was the reason I decided to buy a PS3/360... because I was frustrated by the quality of third party games, and nintendo releases were far and between, only reason I chose PS3 was because I liked the controller more, and didn't want to pay for online The wii U will essentially be the 360/PS3 version with tablet functionality I was considering picking up a wii U this year, but I will wait for it to be cheaper I am glad that there are next gen versions of AC4... my intrest in this game has peaked a bit and I will buy it for PS4
The Wii will have strong first party content eventually, that's where Nintendo really shines anyway. If you buy there system for third party software, you're insane. Although that new Monster Hunter looks good and Xenoblade. I'll eventually buy a Wii U just to play a Mario game or Donkey Kong, it's inevitable.
@Merrill how long do you think the Wii U will last with only Mario and Zelda??..
As long as all the other Nintendo consoles lasted since the SNES. Nin hasn't had 3rd party support in a looong time. They do fine off Mario and Zelda...
@Plagasx Funny that you only mentioned Mario and Zelda when he mentioned 3 games in his comment that aren't. He didn't even mention Zelda for that matter. That perception is pretty much Nintendo's own fault though as they don't exactly market their other first party games like Xenoblade, The Last Story or Pandora's Tower, or even their smaller games like Pushmo and Dillion's Rolling Western nearly as well as Mario and Zelda. Hence the reason why folks believe that's all they make. I wish they give Monolith's game it's own spotlight at E3 to at least show they have faith in their other franchises. On topic: Does anyone else think it's WAY too soon for another Assassin's Creed?
@Nimblest-Assassin I'm worried too, but let's wait until Watch Dogs before we resign the Wii U to be the red headed stepconsole again. @chadoban lol, yes. I'm still slowly playing through AC3. I find it a little dull so I only play it in short spurts.
@Plagasx, the Wii lasted 6 years with mainly only Nintendo 1st and 2nd party titles to carry it. I'm sure they'll do the same thing with the Wii U if they have to. The 3rd party content on Wii U is already considerably good compared to what they had on Wii. Ubisoft are doing a good job on it bringing ZombiU, AC3 & 4 and Watch Dogs, Injustice, TT making their new Lego game an exclusive, Criterion putting a lot of effort in making Need for Speed better for the Wii U, the new Walking Dead game, it's getting Fifa and CoD games that are at least on level with the other releases, not to mention there are a lot of indie devs getting involved with the eShop. It might not sound great compared to Sony and Microsoft but compared to Nintendo's previous 3rd party content it's great so far and I'm sure it'll continue to grow. It won't reach PS4 or 720 level when they're released but Nintendo are getting there.
if this is a 3 years work then I will be exited. and who is working on this? (ubisoft Montreal?) hopefully it will have a better framerate than ac3 which fucking ruined it for me! even the pc version suffered the same shit (has it been fixed?)
Well damn Ubisoft. At this rate you might as well announce another AC game right after launching an a AC game.
Wii, wii wii WTF is wrong with you? This is 2013 - no time for shitty consoles.
what are you talking about? it is being developed for the wii u ...UBISOFT already stated that the wii u is next gen in an article about watch dogs. the development for the ps3 and 360 didn't even start while the wii u version is already running. other than that Splinter cell is coming to the wii u too you know...it looks very good this time around for NIntendo and 3rd party support..I don't see another wii situation!!
Nintendo is just a little faster than ps3/360. It will be a wii case when next gen really starts.
@kriauciniux next gen started already. you live in the past huh? also: The gap will be much smaller this time. 6 gen status.
Where does it say the release date and next-gen appearance? On the Ubisoft website.
Put this in your address bar http://assassinscreed.us.ub... then add a v after the #
Yeah I already got the update, thanks tho.
The wiiu is like half gen, half current and half next gen lol. I don't blame ubisoft or EA for not calling it next gen, it got a innovative controller but lets face the facts the power is just disastrously poor to keep up. Nintendo better get those first party games out because the next gen train is ready to leave and microsoft got all those casual passengers who think motion gaming is the coolest thing in the living room.
The Wii U was released on such an awkward time between gens. Rushed to the market to get the upper hand on the competition seemed like the main focus IMO.
This is good news for everyone that owns a gae system and you choose to bash one. Bet you feel like a tough guy now dont ya.
Yeah, really poor. Poor enough to have already incorporated PC assets in three of it's games. - Trine 2 - Need for Speed: Most Wanted U - Watch Dogs . . . Yeah, really poor hardware.
I think it's good that Nintendo are as you say 'half gen' it gives a reason to own their console as well as a PS4/720. It made sense this gen to own both a PS3 and a Wii but owning a PS3 and a 360 was just a waste of money because they're pretty much the same console. It'll be the same with the 8th gen, get a PS4 and a Wii U or a 720 and a Wii U then you're getting thoroughly different experience with both your consoles. Get a PS4 and a 720 and it'll be like having two of the same console. I don't think Nintendo played it that way on purpose but it works out to their advantage.
Has anyone else noticed that it hasn't even been a year since AC3 came out?
Even if I liked Assassin Creed(I do not), this is way too much of it. This over saturation of the market with non stop sequels is fatiguing the industry. You don't even get a chance to finish the sequels sometimes, or miss it. Clearly I'm in the minority, as people keep buying them; thus the sequels keep coming.
I agree with you... they need to slow the hell down This type of game doesn't benifit from a yearly release
I love Assassin's Creed and I completely agree with you! I didn't play Brotherhoods, because by the time I had money to buy it, they had already announced Revelations. The same thing is happening with this one. I haven't finished AC3, and they already announced Black Flag. Also, they said that they wanted to improve the franchise and it was the reason why AC3 took 3-4 years to make, but then they release AC4 one year later at most. This franchise should end with the PS4/Xbox 3 and start another new IP. AC4 definitely should be the last. I want to see better IPs with the new technology of the next generation consoles. Developers can do much better than this.
Getting tired of AC games myself. Since UBI pumps these games out every year now, the decline in quality is beginning to show. AC3 is a terrible buggy mess of a game. Just because EA and Activision does it with CoD and Madden doesn't mean it should be copied.
I would have disagreed with you in the past because I was a big fan on the Ezio games but AC3 really put me off. The game was just boring! They need more time to develop the story and make sure the valleys between peaks aren't too long. Bring back weapon and armor progression and Assassin guilds. Add difficulty settings as AC3 was way too easy.
Yeah I won't purchase day one for that very reason. Each one that comes out every year is described by the devs as being new and innovative... and each one is just baaaarely different then the last. AC3 was supposedly in development for four years yet it was the glitchiest AC yet. I'll wait for reviews on this one. As a huge fan I never thought I'd get burnt out on the series but hats where I'm at...
Ha year? Barely been 4 months... my friends don't understand my lack of excitement for this game.. I mean Ill obviously get it but if its anything like 3 then ill hate every moment of it
Does this mean PS4 and the next XBOX will be released in October...?
Well I'm thinking it'll be like the Wii U launch. AC3 released on PS3 and 360 on 31st October and the Wii U version released when the console was released. So PS3, 360 and Wii U version on October 29th and the PS4/ 720 version will release whenever the console does. Unless of course one or both consoles release before Oct 29th. And PC will probably be at the end of Nov.
Yet another. Ubi should give it a rest for a while.
Not buying ACIV on this gen consoles, will be buying it for PS4. Finally, a game title that has a 4 in it and will be on PS4.
please just stop producing these games so damn quick. slow down and put more effort into the production. IT WILL SELL MORE THAT WAY. IT WILL BE A BETTER GAME. THAT SELLS.
If the AC series wouldn't sell enough they wouldn't push one release after the other. Milk the cow as long as it provides milk...
aint that the god's truth.
I`ve never had a complaint with any Ubisoft games I`ve played; Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, Assassin`s Creed. I`ve played all of the franchises up to date and enjoyed every second (Partial Fanboy). So I wait to see before I make judgements. Ubisoft montreal is constantly hiring people to develop their games, especially with Watch Dogs.
oh yeah, of course! i love ubi games to death, they're a great company. i just want them to take more time making the AC games.
Not picking it until i finnish brotherhood,revelations and AC3.This is call oversaturation and milking to DEATH.AC3 was an average game, rushed,and over hyped by ubisoft and the development team, and this will end up the same and will most likely put an end to this IP for good due to oversaturation,people want new games with new consoles not the same kind of gameplay over and over again like AC is!Im almost certain that will be the same old gameplay hyped by ubisoft has the best yet to come and wont bring nothing new to the table,will just look more high resolution on new consoles.
What I find disturbing is that I recalled Ubi saying that the game was essentially done six months before launch and they were spending that extra time to touch it up. Either this was a blatant lie or they did nothing for six months. That game was the buggiest and least polished title in the series. Probably one of the most disappointing games when you compare pre-launch hype to the final product.
Totally agree! So disappointed in AC3...
Alien`s Colonial Marines was the most disappointing game from pre-launch hype. I agree AC3 could`ve done better. It was pretty buggy for an AC game. Just hoping they learned from their mistakes.
talking about Call of duty is worst..look at Assassin creed series now
I love AC but i think this is a mistake... i have a bad feeling about this >_> Quality over Quantity, UBI remember this.
Call of assassins . this fits more now
(the) Assassin's Duty (is to have a game to be released every year) XD
They just keep crappin these creeds out like its nothin.
I wonder way they wasting the power of next generation with games like Watch Dogs and AC4 if that game is current generation
Super milking cow.
Watering down Assassin's creed franchise is a noob mistake and ubisoft will pay the price that's why I didn't buy 3 too fast in my opinion not worth my money. Gamers aren't stupid we can tell when UBI only sees $$$$$$ and tries to please their stockholders Yes the franchise is great but that's no reason to water it down to a muddy color which will be IV
I think aRRRssassin's (arr cause its pirates..get it ARR) creed Black Flag is going to be the next MW3 (not the one fun part but ALL the MONEY SNATCHING PARTS). BOOOOOO Ubi needs to be more creative not just Assassin's creed and far-cry ......... In other news Cod Mw4 has just been revealed (NOT!!! cause activision is gonna be broke from there scamming (not Black ops 2)).
Looks like PS4 will release on/before October 29th.
Not really, the Wii U version of the game came out before the Wii U launched. I'd say the next round of consoles will come out in November, mid to late November, but we just don't know yet. Just because the current versions of AC will come out in October doesn't mean the next gen ones will.
Hopefully the next-gen version is actually worth the wait, more specifically that it actually utilizes the new hardware in some noticeable way--and not just bumps in resolution.
I didn't even buy Brotherhood, Revelations, or AC3. And I'm not going to now. They all seem like the same game.
i think they would have been better off making this one a spin off sort of like with brotherhood and revelations.
WOAA Next Gen versions, i'm def gonna buy the WII U version
pc version, as always for all multiplats, if only for the higher resolutions, better aa, better framerates, faster patches, cheaper prices etc...etc... though, if ps4/nextbox can get at least close to the pc version (obviously they won't have the resolutions and 8x anti aliasing) but if they can get decently close, i might start renting more games like i used to when ps3/360 were newer then if the game was really good, i'd just buy it for pc and get to see it in all its glory or if it was an amazing exclsuive i'd but it too blockbuster, you may be getting a customer back if you get ps4/nextbox games to rent!
They have been working on Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flags for 2 years now! So people that say it it rushed, you can think again! Same with Assassin's Creed 3, that was in production for 3 years. So it's wasn't rushed (maybe the ending). Ubisoft have a lot more than 1 studio, so they are fully able to create more than one game at the same time. The AnvilNext engine wasn't created just for one game, so Ubisoft would use the engine to the max, instead of using it for one game an throwing it away, it makes more sense using the engine for as many games as they can (without it becoming outdated) and make more money. They are a business, that's what's businesses do! Anyways… the game sounds brilliant! Ubisoft obviously recognised that we enjoyed the naval combat and decided to incorporate that into another game. I can't wait to see what will be announced on Monday.
Assassin's Creed IV: Pirates of the Caribbean I wonder if Jack will be in it...
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