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Assassin's Creed IV's single player requires an internet connection for next gen consoles

3/6/13 10:00pm

According to Ubisoft, next-gen console versions of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will require an internet connection for the game's single player campaign. The reasoning behind the decision is due to all the social features they are implementing for the game and the PS4 influencing this decision.

Creative Director Jean Guesdon stated:

ACIVBF will also be available on Next Gen consoles. In addition to improved graphics and physic, Next Gen versions will bring to the players new connected features allowing them to feel that even if they remain “Single Player” it will be better to be a “Single Connected Player.” “I mean, that Next Gen Consoles will allow players to have a solo experience that benefit the presence of a huge community.”

They did not clarify if the requirement means an "Always On" connection is needed or if the single player is playable and/or impacted without it.

The PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 versions will not have these features while the Wii U might be affected depending if Ubisoft includes those social features for that version.

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