Assassin's Creed 4

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is Reportedly Getting A Remake

Following a report that Ubisoft is putting more of its workforce into Assassin’s Creed projects, an Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag remake is reportedly in development at the publisher’s Singapore studio, according to internal sources in a Kotaku report.

Kotaku goes on to say that the team at Ubisoft Singapore is working to make sure that the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag remake is up to modern standards, but not much was revealed if the remake’s gameplay will remain the same or will feature the gameplay/RPG elements from the most recent Assassin’s Creed games or not. Even with all this going on, Ubisoft is already working on another pirate game, Skull and Bones on the way, which the Singapore team is also working on. Kotaku adds that assets from Skull and Bones are set to help Ubisoft evolve Assassin’s Creed‘s ocean technology.

An internal email reveals that Ubisoft Singapore is forcing developers to work on the live service pirate game at the office rather than remotely from home. Additionally, the studio is pressing developers to work longer hours by offering breakfast and dinner to hit Skull and Bones‘ closed beta deadline, which is set to kick off in late August.

One discussion point at the studio was the question of if they could pivot Skull and Bones to the type of game Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag was and add elements of co-op exploration and hand-to-hand combat rather than focusing on just resource-gathering mechanics and PvP naval battles. If that were to happen, work on Skull and Bones would extend the game’s launch even more which at this point has been in development hell for what feels like a decade, with the game’s multiple delays adding to it.