During a recent interview, Darby McDevitt, the lead writer for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed 4, has stated that the game will be “the best pirate game ever made”.
This may be a bold claim, but Mr. McDevitt seems extremely sure that it will be the truth. The answer came during an interview in which he was asked if story-driven games are considered as the competition. Mr. McDevitt replied,”There’s no competition!”
He went on to state, “This is the best pirate game ever made! Maybe even the best Assassin’s Creed game ever made. Maybe Wind Waker HD,” he laughed. “Very different tone, though! But I think there hasn’t really been a good pirate game, and we worked very, very hard to make that economic loop very robust.”
He went on to add that, “”There are lots of upgrade options, the loop is all tied together with crafting, hunting, harpooning, looting other ships, getting wood, metal and money to upgrade yourself, your ship – you even have a hideout in this game. It’s all tied together very smartly, so that no system feels superfluous, so we hope at the end of the day it’s the best pirate game ever made.”
So, will Mr. McDevitt’s hopes be in vain? Are you looking forward to Assassin’s Creed 4?