Without warning, Ubisoft pulled the open-world pirate action game Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag from Steam last week. Fans saw a hidden meaning in it, but in reality there was none.
When the Add to Cart button disappeared from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s Steam page on September 5, some fans speculated that Ubisoft was preparing to announce or even release a new version of the game.
At the end of June, the Kotaku portal reported, citing its sources, that Ubisoft had actually put a remake of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag into development, so fans’ hopes were not completely unfounded.
However, the reality turned out to be much more prosaic. In the statement PC gamer And Eurogamer A Ubisoft representative assured that the publisher was aware of the incident and urged not to attach great importance to the situation.
“We are aware that Assassin’s Creed Black Flag is not currently available on Steam. The reason for this was a technical issue that our teams are trying to resolve as quickly as possible.”said Ubisoft.
Ubisoft’s comment does not represent an end to a possible remake of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, but the current situation with the game on Steam is not a sign of an impending announcement.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was released on PS3 and Xbox 360 in October 2013, on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in November, and on Nintendo Switch six years later. According to Kotaku, the remake is in the early stages of development.