It appears that Edward Kenway’s piratical skills have already led him to the fans that have been waiting for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag for quite a long time now. The multiplayer servers of the latest installment in the series have gone live before the launch date!
We have learnt the news courtesy of VG247 who reported on authority of the Lead Game Designer on Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Tim Browne.
Certain tweets from Browne confirmed that some early copies of the game were already in the hands of players and that they were having the time of their life enjoying the multiplayer mode before hatch date.
“Yes the AC4 multiplayer servers are up and running,” he replied in response to a tweet from a fan. To balance off the benefit that these early users would have gained, and to ensure equality in progression he further confirmed that “To make things fair though we will reset the Ladders at launch.”
For those asking… Yes the AC4 multiplayer servers are up and running. To make things fair though we will reset the Ladders at launch!
— Tim Browne (@N1tch) October 26, 2013
Browne later tweeted that since it was the retailers fault that copies of the games were out before time, Ubisoft will not be reprimanding the players for it outright. He said:
(they will not) reset gained levels as that is unfair on people who legitimately bought the game. Those in the wrong are the retailers. The players currently playing haven’t done anything wrong. Retailers have sent out copies early and we don’t believe in punishing innocents.
So tell us, are you one of those who got their hands on the game before time? Well, I must say even if the ladders will be reset, it will give you familiarity with the game and that is a good head start on others.
Though if you are still in the queue, the wait is nearly over. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag launches tomorrow i.e. October 29 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Next generation, Wii U and PC versions join in later in November.