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Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag May Fall Short of its Predecessor – Ubisoft

We all are aware of the hype created by AC3 when it was launched. It was by far one of the best games of last year. Fans expecting to see more of the same were baffled when they found out that AC4 led to another cliffhanger ending. Now that the veil has been lifted off the game, it is being speculated that the latest iteration in the series might not do as well as its predecessor.

With Black Flag trading its (AC3’s) icon American revolution setting for a high-sea pirate bashing, it’s expected that it would not have the charisma to attract fans as much as the one before it. While the CEO Yves Guillemot has confirmed the expected drop in sales of the game, its publisher remains optimistic.

During a conference call Yves Guillemot, while admitting that there will be a drop in sales, he however, did not rule out the possibility that the game would still be a hit among the fans.

“To come back to Assassin’s Creed IV, in our numbers we have…we expect less than last year. “We are actually pushing to achieve more than last year because we think the pirate segment is a great segment that can generate a lot more on a worldwide basis than what was achieved last year. But we wanted to be prudent on our expectations so that it can probably be a bonus if it comes.”

So what do you think? Is Piracy going to affect Black Flag’s sales more than any other game in the series or it’s going to be other way around?