Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's Oceans Will Take 30-Minutes to Sail Across
Written Tuesday, August 06, 2013 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Game Director Ashraf Ismail has confirmed that the game's sprawling Caribbean open-world will take about half an hour to sail across, giving you an impression of just how vast the oceans will be in Edward Kenway's seafaring pirate adventure.
"We don't talk about it in terms of size, that would be a little bit unfair - there is a lot of ocean in the Caribbean. But it is the biggest game we've ever made," Ismail stated. "The story and narrative itself will last 15-20 hours, but we're hoping that people got lost in the Caribbean world, in the toybox we've created.
"It will take - [to sail] across the whole game world - maybe half an hour."
Of course, with the increased emphasis on the naval aspects for Assassin's Creed IV, it stands to reason that a lot of the game's open-world will be comprised of water, but there'll be plenty to do in the big blue, whether it's harpooning sharks or whales, looting ships or engaging in other activities and side-quests.
And with such an enormous open-world, there's a more friendly fast travel system in place thanks to sync points now doubling as fast travel locuses once discovered and unlocked. We touched upon this in our E3 preview of the next-gen version of ACIV: Black Flag, which you can read here.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is out on October 29th in North America and November 1st in Europe. There's a gameplay video to watch below if you missed it last month.