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straty88
08-06-2013, 02:25 PM
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http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-08-06-assassins-creed-4s-open-world-takes-half-an-hour-to-sail-across (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-08-06-assassins-creed-4s-open-world-takes-half-an-hour-to-sail-across)

It will take around half an hour to sail across the naval open world of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, Ubisoft has told Eurogamer.
Game director Ashraf Ismail refused to say exactly how big the map was in relation to other Assassin's Creed games, however, since a lot of it is open water.
"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 said.
"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."
Large swathes of the map will be open ocean, but Ubisoft has stressed that you'll be able to spot multiple activities and side-missions on the horizon wherever you sail.
The game's fast-travel system has also been simplified to help with the larger map. You can now jump to any sync-point you've uncovered anywhere in the game world.

Oleg l Kirrlov
08-06-2013, 02:42 PM
Good. I need ships to plunder

Assassin_M
08-06-2013, 02:43 PM
i`m assuming that`s at maximum speed??

adventurewomen
08-06-2013, 02:44 PM
That's disappointing, the AC4 map is meant to be bigger than Brotherhood's Rome map! :(

What a let down.. :(

Wolfmeister1010
08-06-2013, 02:44 PM
i`m assuming that`s at maximum speed??

Probably. This is good! The ship probably goes at least to times as fast as Edward can run, so that would make it HUGE

silvermercy
08-06-2013, 02:45 PM
i`m assuming that`s at maximum speed??
And if not, will we have jet-skis? :cool:

Elebro2011
08-06-2013, 02:46 PM
I wish that it would be on lowest speed, then we will spend sooo much time to sail

Wolfmeister1010
08-06-2013, 02:46 PM
That's disappointing, the AC4 map is meant to be bigger than Brotherhood's Rome map! :(

What a let down.. :(

Rome takes like 10 minutes to RUN across. AC4 takes 30 min to SAIL across. Not to mention that they are not including the cities, as those are separate maps

adventurewomen
08-06-2013, 02:46 PM
And if not, will we have jet-skis? :cool:
Edward on a Jet-Ski! He'd be the most baddass Kenway! ;)

silvermercy
08-06-2013, 02:48 PM
Edward on a Jet-Ski! He'd be the most baddass Kenway! ;)
I know right!? I want to see fan art now!!

Come to think of it... jet-skis would look so cool in an AC game... Problem is they're a bit... modern...
Maybe on a DLC! :D

Wolfmeister1010
08-06-2013, 02:49 PM
Also, it says that the liberation team is working on AC4 as well!!! Even MOOOOOAAARRR resources and people to use to make the game better! I wonder what they are working on....

ArabianFrost
08-06-2013, 02:49 PM
I know right!? I want to see fan art now!!
Maybe on a DLC! :D

Come to think of it... jet-skis would look so cool in an AC game... Problem is they're a bit... modern...

Blackbeard's inventions?

Assassin_M
08-06-2013, 02:49 PM
That's disappointing, the AC4 map is meant to be bigger than Brotherhood's Rome map! :(

What a let down.. :(
Sailing is at 60 knots speed. that`s pretty fast. don`t worry

ArabianFrost
08-06-2013, 02:50 PM
Also, it says that the liberation team is working on AC4 as well!!! Even MOOOOOAAARRR resources and people to use to make the game better! I wonder what they are working on....

The Aveline missions.......That's assuming you weren't being sarcastic.

ladyleonhart
08-06-2013, 02:50 PM
Well... imagine sailing straight for half an hour and doing nothing else... That would be quite boring, right...? -_- Anyway, that gives me the impression that it will be quite big. So, I'm happy with that!! xD

silvermercy
08-06-2013, 02:50 PM
Blackbeard's inventions?
Ah yes! Of course! lol
It would be powered by large fuses similar to the ones he has on his beard. ^^

itsamea-mario
08-06-2013, 02:51 PM
i`m assuming that`s at maximum speed??

Probably not, probably at the slowest possible speed. and probably counting the fact that you can likely not sail straight across, but need to cross or avoid land.

roostersrule2
08-06-2013, 02:51 PM
That's disappointing, the AC4 map is meant to be bigger than Brotherhood's Rome map! :(

What a let down.. :(How is that a let down? ACB's map took 10 mins on foot, this is 30 mins by boat.

Assassin_M
08-06-2013, 02:51 PM
Probably not, probably at the slowest possible speed. and probably counting the fact that you can likely not sail straight across, but need to cross or avoid land.
That IS a possibility

pirate1802
08-06-2013, 02:51 PM
Preorder cancelled!

silvermercy
08-06-2013, 02:53 PM
Well someone needs to ask about average speed then.

adventurewomen
08-06-2013, 02:53 PM
Rome takes like 10 minutes to RUN across. AC4 takes 30 min to SAIL across. Not to mention that they are not including the cities, as those are separate maps
When you put it that way, yeah I can see both limitations and how much Ubi decided to restrict themselves to the Caribbean only.


I know right!? I want to see fan art now!!

Come to think of it... jet-skis would look so cool in an AC game... Problem is they're a bit... modern...
Maybe on a DLC! :D
Same we need fan art of this!

I agree.

ArabianFrost
08-06-2013, 02:53 PM
Well, at least fast travel actually now saves you time.


I've always used fast travel, but this time I won't. The only game-AC4- that won't use fast travel in is evidently the same game that has the world that would require fast travel the most. There's just too much in AC4, I don't want to miss any of it. I imagine I can clock A FLIP-TON of hours just travelling and absorbing the world.


AC4 devs, you have done immensely well.

ladyleonhart
08-06-2013, 02:56 PM
AC4 devs, you have done immensely well.

I agree Frost, and everyone is just complaining about every little thing. I can understand about not wanting to get your hopes up, but... *sighs*

Legendz54
08-06-2013, 02:57 PM
Sounds about right, I will hardly notice since i will spend my time hunting and upgrading.

pirate1802
08-06-2013, 02:59 PM
AC4 devs, you have done immensely well.

Might wanna hold the applause till the game actually lands.. :p

straty88
08-06-2013, 03:01 PM
I agree Frost, and everyone is just complaining about every little thing. I can understand about not wanting to get your hopes up, but... *sighs*

While I agree, they seem to be saying everything I want (stealth is a big thing for me personally) etc I THINK and I could be wrong but a lot of the skepticism comes from previous promises/games.

adventurewomen
08-06-2013, 03:01 PM
Oh well I still look forward to sailing in this game, and all that Pirate treasure. ;)

Assassin_M
08-06-2013, 03:02 PM
I could be wrong but a lot of the skepticism comes from previous promises/games.
Yup. You`re not wrong, no..

other than previous promises, there`s no other reason to be skeptic..

pirate1802
08-06-2013, 03:02 PM
Oh well I still look forward to sailing in this game, and all that Pirate treasure. ;)

I wont share my treasure with you. Piss off!!!!

ArabianFrost
08-06-2013, 03:03 PM
While I agree, they seem to be saying everything I want (stealth is a big thing for me personally) etc I THINK and I could be wrong but a lot of the skepticism comes from previous promises/games.

You can stealth your way through the whole game (85%). Stealth is always the thing that excites me the most about an open-world game. Not only do they have a great deal of stealth, but they added all these cherries on top. It's unbelievable.

straty88
08-06-2013, 03:04 PM
Yup. You`re not wrong, no..

other than previous promises, there`s no other reason to be skeptic..

Well....yeah there's tons of reasons to be skeptical but my post would be rather long. :P

adventurewomen
08-06-2013, 03:05 PM
I wont share my treasure with you. Piss off!!!!
Clam down. Jeez. :eek:

straty88
08-06-2013, 03:07 PM
You can stealth your way through the whole game (85%). Stealth is always the thing that excites me the most about an open-world game. Not only do they have a great deal of stealth, but they added all these cherries on top. It's unbelievable.

It's not even necessarily that per-se, although I agree it's the most satisfying playstyle(for me) but just the choice is what I want. Adds a bit of variety for subsequent playthroughs. :)

pirate1802
08-06-2013, 03:08 PM
Clam down. Jeez. :eek:

I'm always calm but my blood pressure rises when someone tries to take a share in my booty!

roostersrule2
08-06-2013, 03:09 PM
I'm always calm but my blood pressure rises when someone tries to take a share in my booty!Imagine your *** on the stock market haha.

Assassin_M
08-06-2013, 03:09 PM
I'm always calm but my blood pressure rises when someone tries to take a share in my booty!
makes sense...equal halves

pirate1802
08-06-2013, 03:10 PM
Imagine your *** on the stock market haha.

:|

Ureh
08-06-2013, 03:11 PM
Sounds good! 8D

I always liked this aspect in Fallout games (oh what's there? and there? and here?!)

ctuagent15
08-06-2013, 03:53 PM
Does anyone know how long it took to run across the frontier in AC3, this will give us an idea of how big the map is in black flag

roostersrule2
08-06-2013, 03:54 PM
Does anyone know how long it took to run across the frontier in AC3, this will give us an idea of how big the map is in black flag31 minutes.

Assassin_M
08-06-2013, 03:56 PM
31 minutes.
well played

HawkMan886
08-06-2013, 04:01 PM
I actually think this is good sometimes I am gonna want to just expolre

straty88
08-06-2013, 04:06 PM
well played

For some reason I read that in Haytham's voice......Ok I'll leave now.

poptartz20
08-06-2013, 09:10 PM
Ahh... nice. If you think about it. This actually is a long time in game terms. I Mean AC is no GTA. When it comes in terms of making cities that literally take a hour to get from one side to another in a car. So on a boat in an ocean/sea it takes 30 mins assuming straight through. This isn't even to mention what you'll encounter and come across during this "average" time of 30 min.

Not bad. .. Not bad.


For some reason I read that in Haytham's voice......Ok I'll leave now.

Ha! I thought of the same thing!

Assassin_M
08-06-2013, 09:11 PM
For some reason I read that in Haytham's voice......Ok I'll leave now.
My unofficial name is actually Hayth_M

only wish I can change usernames :|

Spider_Sith9
08-06-2013, 09:13 PM
The Legend of Dragonborn: The Wind Waker

poptartz20
08-06-2013, 09:15 PM
My unofficial name is actually Hayth_M

only wish I can change usernames :|


Yeah... what was that about anyways? Haha!

first it was Hayamitch and now Hayth_M

lothario-da-be
08-06-2013, 09:15 PM
i`m assuming that`s at maximum speed??
We are deeling with ubi, you never know.

Sushiglutton
08-06-2013, 09:17 PM
That map looks enormous, I think the size will be more than enough :)

AssassinGame1
08-06-2013, 09:18 PM
This is good and bad, what's good is that it'd be a much better world and what's bad is that it would take way too much time sailing from one place to another; imagine how long it would take if you were to sail at a normal speed!

Assassin_M
08-06-2013, 09:18 PM
This is good and bad, what's good is that it'd be a much better world and what's bad is that it would take way too much time sailing from one place to another; imagine how long it would take if you were to sail at a normal speed!
Fast travel

Spider_Sith9
08-06-2013, 09:20 PM
Yeah... what was that about anyways? Haha!

first it was Hayamitch and now Hayth_M

Actually it was Hayth_M suggested by him during the Alliegances arc. I think Sid gave him Assassin_Mitch via the truth about the M as a joke.

Sushiglutton
08-06-2013, 09:21 PM
Fast travel

Fast travel ruins OW games imo. I don't mind that the option is there, but I tend to never use it.

Assassin_M
08-06-2013, 09:25 PM
Fast travel ruins OW games imo. I don't mind that the option is there, but I tend to never use it.
me neither...I just want to take everything in...I may not even sail...just let go of the wheel at night in the middle of the ocean and slack below deck..listen to the see on the light of my oil lamp.....tssssssssssss

ladyleonhart
08-06-2013, 09:31 PM
Fast travel

That definitely ruins the immersion for me too. Lol, if I avoid fast travel I'll probably have more than 120 hours easily. At least I'll get my money's worth. :)

ArabianFrost
08-06-2013, 09:31 PM
me neither...I just want to take everything in...I may not even sail...just let go of the wheel at night in the middle of the ocean and slack below deck..listen to the see on the light of my oil lamp.....tssssssssssss

Is that hype I hear in your tone?

Assassin_M
08-06-2013, 09:42 PM
Is that hype I hear in your tone?
Shhhhhhh don`t speak >.>

You hear the sea....TSSSSSSSSSSSS.....F77777777777....TSSSSSSSS S

Oleg l Kirrlov
08-06-2013, 09:49 PM
Ahh... nice. If you think about it. This actually is a long time in game terms. I Mean AC is no GTA. When it comes in terms of making cities that literally take a hour to get from one side to another in a car. So on a boat in an ocean/sea it takes 30 mins assuming straight through. This isn't even to mention what you'll encounter and come across during this "average" time of 30 min.

Not bad. .. Not bad.


Ha! I thought of the same thing!
Not to mention if we run into a fleet of enemies or a cyclone thing, or a flock of twerking seagulls .

Jexx21
08-06-2013, 09:53 PM
..A flock of twerking seagulls?

wut

Assassin_M
08-06-2013, 09:55 PM
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr142/shsdjs04/seagulldog.jpg

poptartz20
08-06-2013, 09:57 PM
Not to mention if we run into a fleet of enemies or a cyclone thing, or a flock of twerking seagulls .

Hahaha. Seagulls #teamtwerk

Jexx21
08-06-2013, 09:58 PM
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130526072435/barneybunchswellest/images/d/dd/Smile_dog_this_is_fear_creepypasta_by_nomedic-d4ien9c.jpg

poptartz20
08-06-2013, 10:01 PM
and... that's not creepy at all. o_O

Oleg l Kirrlov
08-06-2013, 10:02 PM
Hahaha. Seagulls #teamtwerk
This needs to be added. Random event- A flock of twerking seagulls land on the jackdaw and poop everywhere.
Edit- Sigh, I tried to look for a video of this event and this is what I came up with.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcQm0lo0YIA

Assassin_M
08-06-2013, 10:03 PM
Thank you for the nightttttttttttttttttmares tonight.......tonight........tonight.........in sight

Jexx21
08-06-2013, 10:05 PM
that's smile dog

ladyleonhart
08-06-2013, 10:07 PM
Okay... Everyone has completely lost it. o_0; I don't think I want to sleep tonight either and it's already night. *shivers*

Spider_Sith9
08-06-2013, 10:13 PM
Okay... Everyone has completely lost it. o_0; I don't think I want to sleep tonight either and it's already night. *shivers*

Forums in a nutshell.....again.

poptartz20
08-06-2013, 10:15 PM
This needs to be added. Random event- A flock of twerking seagulls land on the jackdaw and poop everywhere.
Edit- Sigh, I tried to look for a video of this event and this is what I came up with.
-cut-

That was hilarious. I'm now on board for the Seagull #teamtwerk random event committee for AC4 (yes this just became a thing)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzBmQMyYDBk

ladyleonhart
08-06-2013, 10:15 PM
Forums in a nutshell.....again.

It's just those weird pictures Spider. o_0; Unfortunately, I don't think I can un-see them. Then I hope I have a dreamless sleep... Well, here's hoping...

Oleg l Kirrlov
08-06-2013, 10:18 PM
It's just those weird pictures Spider. o_0; Unfortunately, I don't think I can un-see them. Then I hope I have a dreamless sleep... Well, here's hoping...

Do you want a song about the women of mass effect to cheer you up?

Oleg l Kirrlov
08-06-2013, 10:19 PM
That was hilarious. I'm now on board for the Seagull #teamtwerk random event committee for AC4 (yes this just became a thing)

Yes we did,and I would start a petition thread but I dont want a ban

Spider_Sith9
08-06-2013, 10:20 PM
Do you want a song about the women of mass effect to cheer you up?

Sing Miracle of Sound! :D

poptartz20
08-06-2013, 10:24 PM
Yes we did,and I would start a petition thread but I dont want a ban

http://public.dm1.livefilestore.com/y2pPPUX5nvZmxvUG0HDwsSkddKTjJBVRBKJHi-971zldztT5IFlowCu-3Ziu67jpMPi1sVRW1aSDvZXz9zjeUXjtJLAAb4bxmv8BHJ16En 9H8E/2hwe1df.gif?rdrts=50448240

Oleg l Kirrlov
08-06-2013, 10:40 PM
Sing Miracle of Sound! :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsKUSIUllvk

Spider_Sith9
08-06-2013, 10:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsKUSIUllvk

Aria! Liara! Miranda! Ashley! Jack!

But none of them beats EDI! Samara! Tali and Kasumi! And the first song was from the DIRT promos! :eek: :D :o :p

And what's with the Mercury looking EDI?!

Sigv4rd
08-06-2013, 11:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsKUSIUllvk

You know I think I'm a different person for having watched this... Shepard is still the best dancer! :cool:

RinoTheBouncer
08-07-2013, 01:10 AM
I won't buy any of that. They always over-hype everybody and then we get disappointed. It happened with many games before (other than AC). i've always enjoyed games from AC1-ACIII because I barely watched some of the trailers, let alone watching interviews.

Sigv4rd
08-07-2013, 04:23 AM
The real question is how long it takes to SWIM across the map?

HawkMan886
08-07-2013, 04:26 AM
Fast travel ruins OW games imo. I don't mind that the option is there, but I tend to never use it.
I agree 100000% I wanna get lost in Assassins Creed IV just sailing and exploring islands

Spider_Sith9
08-07-2013, 04:30 AM
The real question is how long it takes to SWIM across the map?

We must investigate!


I agree 100000% I wanna get lost in Assassins Creed IV just sailing and exploring islands

And then people wanna get to a specific place but there's no fast travel. What do they do? COMPLAIN!!! :p