Assassin's Creed Black Flag Remake characters on a ship

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Back in Black.

Black Flag is perhaps the most beloved of all Assassin’s Creed games, and it might very well be making a big comeback. That’s according to sources close to Kotaku who claim a remake of the 2013 cross-gen game is in the early stages of development. It’s apparently not scheduled to launch for a few years yet.

Ubisoft Singapore, a studio involved in the development of Black Flag and its boating gameplay, will play a significant role in modernizing the game.

Ubisoft is in the midst of a big focus on Assassin’s Creed, with the publisher having revealed six upcoming Assassin’s Creed games. That includes the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Mirage, which acts as a soft reboot that is designed to feel similar to the original trilogy. This game will be followed by two flagship entries codenamed Red and Hexe, which are part of the new Assassin’s Creed Infinity franchise hub.

Red, set in feudal Japan, is being developed by Ubisoft Quebec, the studio behind Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and shares the same creative director. After Red, Ubisoft Montreal will release Hexe, which reportedly centers around witch trials during the latter stages of the Holy Roman Empire.

In addition to these projects, Ubisoft is also working on a standalone Assassin’s Creed multiplayer game, a mobile game set in China titled Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade, and another mobile series entry in collaboration with Netflix.

It would certainly make sense for Ubisoft to consider a Black Flag remake given its design is similar to the style that the publisher is seemingly keen to revisit with Mirage. Not least, the upcoming Skull & Bones game would surely offer the developers a platform to migrate elements of its ship combat to the development of a Black Flag Remake.