Ubisoft clarifies Assassin’s Creed 4 director’s “same ship” comments

Wednesday, 13th March 2013 00:58 GMT By Brenna Hillier

A comment from Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag creative director Jean Guesdon earlier this week suggested we might see both Sony and Microsoft’s new consoles by the game’s release; however, Ubisoft has since reached out to VG247 to clarify Guesdon’s comments further.

Black Flag is scheduled for release on PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360 on October 31. The game’s website says it is “also coming to next generation consoles”, which is presumed to mean the PlayStation 4 and whatever Microsoft finally calls the in-development console codenamed Durango.

Spotted by NowGamer, Outside Xbox asked Guesdon whether all versions of the game would release at the same time, to which he replied “same ship”.

In theory, this meant both new consoles would need to be out by October 29 – and you hear this for yourself in the video interview below; the question comes at 5:42.

A Ubisoft spokesperson told VG247 that what Guesdon meant by “same ship” was that the game was given a same ship date for only Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U. Not Durango and PS4.

Sony put a “holiday 2013″ launch window to the PS4, but Microsoft hasn’t even unveiled Durango yet. Nevertheless, best estimates have had the new hardware down for November launch at the latest for quite some time now.

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag releases October 29 in the US and on November 1 in the UK for PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360.

Thanks, woe.



  1. NightCrawler1970



    #1 2 years ago
  2. ManuOtaku

    For one second i just thought both consoles will not release in the same time, i need money to save, because if the WiiU costed here 2300 $, that means i will need like 5000$ and plus available when both consoles arrive, pretty ouch, man i do really hope one comes a few months after the other.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Telepathic.Geometry

    I can see it to be honest. The marketing machine hasn’t spun up on it yet. Here it is the middle of March and we have had an official announcement about hardware that will allegedly ship in October? I call bullshit… I’d love to be wrong though.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Digital Bamboo

    “Holiday 2013″ doesn’t translate to ‘by Halloween’ where I’m from.

    If true, would that not make it the shortest length of time between a consoles announcement and release, like, ever?*

    Has a developer ever released a game before the system was out before? ;)

    *Did not actually research this. I invite someone to find a shorter length of time and enlighten me.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Dragon246

    360 was unveiled on May 12, 2005, then released on November 22, 2005 in US.
    So this is par for the course for MS.
    Unfortunately what is also par for the course for them is RROD :P
    But overheating problems shouldnt happen next-gen because of power-efficient selected by Sony and MS. Still I seriously hope they launch the device after rigorous testing.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. 0ldsnake1

    i think either sony’s or microsoft’s console will have some kind of problem at lunch i’m not saying it will be something like RROD or YLOD but i have a feeling that they’ll have some kind of a shitty problem at lunch :D

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Petulant Radish

    @6, like no sandwiches or crisps?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Samoan Spider

    @7 Hahaha, lunch is always a problem for me. So much to eat and only an hour to do it

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ps3fanboy


    like out of pizza at lunch, that would be a serious problem.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Stephany Nunneley

    Ubi has clarified the comment made – post has been updated. I meant to let you guys know earlier. I forgot. Apologies.

    #10 2 years ago

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