Ubisoft has surprised the gaming community by rolling out a new update for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, a game that first saw the light of day ten years ago.
A Blast from the Past
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, originally launched in 2013, has been graced with a fresh update in July 2023.
The game is often hailed as one of the finest in the Assassin’s Creed series, thanks to its blend of stealth-action gameplay and the introduction of expansive naval exploration and combat mechanics, first seen in Assassin’s Creed 3.
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag allows players to immerse themselves in the life of a pirate, taking on the role of Edward Kenway. While Kenway may not enjoy the same popularity as Ezio Auditore, he is nonetheless considered one of the most unforgettable protagonists in the franchise.
The game is readily accessible on modern platforms, making it easy for those feeling a wave of nostalgia to dive back into this Caribbean adventure.
The Unexpected Update
PC gamers, whether they own the game on Steam or Ubisoft Connect, will find a new update available for download. Ubisoft has announced that update 1.08 for Assassin’s Creed 4 is now live for PC gamers, with a minimal size of 12 MB on Steam and 13 MB on Ubisoft Connect.
The update addresses an issue where the PC version of the game would launch in windowed mode. While this may not be a groundbreaking update, it’s commendable that Ubisoft has chosen to rectify the issue rather than overlook it, as might be the case with other companies dealing with a decade-old game.
Assassin’s Creed 4 Update 1.08 Patch Notes
- Fixes issue where the game would launch in windowed mode
The Future of Assassin’s Creed
Ubisoft has made a concerted effort to bring almost all main series Assassin’s Creed games to modern platforms. The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Assassin’s Creed 4 have ensured its compatibility with PS5 and Xbox Series X, both of which support backward compatibility. Meanwhile, older AC games have received remasters. However, the original Assassin’s Creed remains confined to the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Ubisoft has ambitious plans for the Assassin’s Creed franchise, with Assassin’s Creed Mirage set to release later this year, an Assassin’s Creed VR game in development, an open-world Assassin’s Creed set in feudal Japan and more. There are even rumors of a full-fledged Assassin’s Creed 4 remake, although this has not been officially confirmed.