Posted on 13 May by Gabe Graziani – Community Developer, Ubisoft Montreal
Every Assassin’s Creed game is based in an actual historical setting, with a sense of place and time that provides the backdrop to amazing adventure fraught with peril and political intrigue. The setting for Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is no different and, contrary to popular belief, pirates didn’t just suddenly decide to become a scourge of the seas out of a clear blue sky.
The emergence of piracy was the result of decades of violent and brutal privateering that was not only sanctioned, but also bankrolled by warring naval powers of a size and scope never known before. But all of this will have already happened in AC4, and so we thought it would be a good idea to bring you up to speed.