According to a report published on Kotaku, the website claims that Ubisoft is in the process of remaking Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. This news comes at a peculiar time as the developer is currently facing challenges during the production of Skull & Bones, making the development of another pirate-themed title seem somewhat unusual, or expected whichever way you look at the news.
When considering the fact that Assassin’s Creed Black Flag is widely regarded as one of the best Assassin’s Creed games ever released, the decision begins to make more sense. Kotaku’s sources, who are described as being familiar with the plans, reveal that the remake of Black Flag is being handled by Ubisoft Singapore and is expected to take several more years to complete.
Insider Gaming’s Tom Henderson weighed in on the report on Twitter, stating that he can corroborate the report “But it’s as early as you can get when it comes to development.”
Over the years, the Assassin’s Creed series has seen numerous remasters, but a full-fledged rebuild of an entire project has been absent thus far. While fans have long clamoured for a remake of the original Assassin’s Creed game released in 2007, the idea of a rebuilt version of Black Flag is as equally enticing for fans.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, released in 2013, was well-received both critically and commercially. During its initial release, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag enjoyed strong sales. Within its first month, the game sold over 11 million copies worldwide.