Ubisoft explains Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s removal from Steam

Edward Kenway is widely considered as one of the more memorable protagonists in the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

After going missing from Steam, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, a highly regarded game from Ubisoft, recently attracted widespread notice. Although current owners can still play the game, prospective new purchasers are unable to do so. This unexpected event sent followers into a frenzy of conjecture. Is Ubisoft getting ready to release a revised version of Black Flag in a surprising manner?

But the truth was, the response was less thrilling than expected. In response to the fervent fan demand, Ubisoft made it clear that the abrupt unavailability was the result of a technical error rather than any kind of devious marketing strategy.

“We are aware that Assassin’s Creed Black Flag is currently unavailable for purchase on Steam,” a Ubisoft spokesman said to PC Gamer. This is the result of a technical problem, and our teams are trying to find a way to fix it so that it can return as soon as possible.” Fans were disappointed by the clarification, even though it put an end to more extreme notions.

While Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was when the franchise started to go downhill, it was arguably also when it peaked.

But there’s reason to hope for a Black Flag remake. Even while it’s still early, a previous report suggested that Ubisoft might already be well on its way to undergoing a Black Flag makeover. It’s hardly unexpected that Ubisoft is exploring refining the title for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X, given that the swashbuckler is approaching its tenth birthday and is regarded by many as the series’ pinnacle. If nothing else, this impending remake might pass the time for fans while Skull & Bones—which, technically, was inspired by Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag—is once again postponed.

Despite the fact that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag remains popular due to its gripping story and engaging gameplay, a resurgence wouldn’t go amiss. Black Flag may step it up even more now that Assassin’s Creed is returning to its roots with the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, which is coming out earlier than anticipated.

However, alternative theories have surfaced as a result of Ubisoft’s history of delisting games. Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD was delisted as recently as last year, which caused a similar upheaval throughout the gaming community. Later on, Ubisoft made it clear that DLC and online features will be the main targets of delisting. Owing to this history, rumors started to circulate that Black Flag might follow suit and remove its multiplayer capabilities. However, unless further evidence is provided, it remains pure speculation, just like with other else in the game.

A remake of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag isn’t a small undertaking but Ubisoft has the financial incentive to do it.

A final game in the series was Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The series lost its allure when RPG elements, levels, and the forgettable protagonists of the later installments were added. Perhaps that’s what gave rise to the aforementioned components, but once it was released, everyone was clamoring for more sea shanties.

The Assassin’s Creed universe is still very much alive and well in the future. The most recent game, Mirage, is getting ready to launch on October 5th and is anticipated to be available on the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One, and PC. Not content to sit back and enjoy its success, Ubisoft hinted at more upcoming games, including Codename Red and Codename Jade.

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