Assassin's Creed 4 Black Developers Poll Fans for Exclusive Pirate Spin-Off for Series

Ubisoft is polling its dedicated Assassin's Creed fans on the direction of the franchise and a possible pirates spinoff.

"As in previous years, Ubisoft takes these surveys seriously to help us gauge which direction they'd like to see future Assassin's Creed games head. And you know how much we love reading Abstergo market analysis reports," said Ubisoft to IGN.

The gaming company is looking to know whether new game Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag's pirates elements would make for a good spinoff franchise of its own. Ubisoft is looking to see if the "pirate" with no "assassin" portion is good for the series.

A new DLC for Assassin's Creed 4 dives more into the pirates theme with Blackbeard's Wrath as gamers will be able to play as the infamous real life pirate, Blackbeard.

Black Flag also just got its own mobile spin-off on iOS and Android on Dec. 5 with Assassin's Creed Pirates.

The game is available for $4.99 on both platforms, as the game focuses on what Ubisoft describes as "brutal naval combat," according to Kotaku.

The console version of the game focuses on the character Edward Kenway while the lead of the mobile game is Alonzo Batilla. The game was officially announced in September to be the companion to further push along the main console story.

Ubisoft recently spoke about how proud of they of the game and the series.

"We are very proud of the PC version of Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag," said Sylvain Trottier, the Associate Producer of the game on Ubisoft's blog. "The game runs well on low-end PCs, and lots of additional features were added for higher-end machines, allowing each and every customer to fully enjoy the experience on their PCs. Our partnership with Nvidia that saw our respective engineering teams work together to develop a highly optimized PC version also demonstrates our commitment to the platform."

The PC version of the game launched on the 19th in the U.S. and in Europe on the 22nd. The game previously launched for the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U on Oct. 29.

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