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Assassin's Creed: Black Flag - 5 Awesome Pirate Details You Missed

Ubisoft REALLY did their homework.

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Assassin's Creed: Black Flag was released by Ubisoft back in 2013 as the sixth major instalment in the franchise, bringing the golden age of piracy to life in a way very few games, TV shows or films ever have.

Players took control of Edward Kenway, fierce pirate and captain of the Jackdaw as he roamed around the Caribbean in the search of a way to make his fortunes. The story was one of the most compelling the series has ever produced, with Kenway growing as a character through interactions with various colourful and complex characters alongside a vibrant world.

Most of these characters were based off the real accounts and stories from the era, with the locations and ships helping to make Kenway feel as much a unique window into history as much as he is a compelling protagonist.

Ubisoft looked extensively at the real world history behind these characters and their histories, to keep things as immersive and faithful as possible. It lead to some longstanding misconceptions being tossed out and more interesting truths given the spotlight.

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