Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Director Says the Game Avoids Pirate Cliches
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.03.2013
Don’t expect talking parrots…
Speaking to Digital Spy, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag game director Ashraf Ismail said the development team was keen on avoiding pirate clichés for the game.
Ismail stated: "We don't have talking parrots, we don't have walking the plank - walking the planks didn't even exist at that time. We did take a few liberties from a gaming perspective. We have treasure maps, for example, which pirates didn't have, but this is more of a gameplay mechanic. Generally speaking we really avoided clichés. Even the way pirates spoke, it wasn't as cliché as we imagine today. We have amazing voice acting in this game, and the actors did a phenomenal job."
The game is due out on October 29 on the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U.