Ubisoft has just announced that Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag will be available to purrrrrrrchase on November 19. Ignoring that we just rolled our r's like a cat instead of a pirate, the game will be available for Windows in three different verrrrrrrsions. We can't stop!
Standard edition will be available at retail and through digital distribution networks. The Deluxe Edition includes the game, plus "new locations to discover and explore, additional customization items and a new adventure starring Aveline as the main character."
There's also the Uplay Deluxe Edition, available through the Ubi store, which includes all the contents from the Deluxe Edition, plus the "Pride of the West Indies" pack. Players who pre-order the game through the Uplay front will also receive 25 percent off the game's season pass.
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Three editions of Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag will be available for PC:
- The Standard Edition, available as retail or digital formats.
- The Deluxe Edition, a premium edition including the game, as well as bonus in-game content including new locations to discover and explore, additional customization items and a new adventure starring Aveline as the main character.
- The Uplay Deluxe Edition, an exclusive digital package including all the contents from the Deluxe Edition, plus an additional in-game pack, Pride of the West Indies. This bonus content is exclusive to the Uplay Deluxe edition, available for pre-order here: http://shop.ubi.com/ac4deluxe
The Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition are both available in a digital PC download format. Players who pre-order the PC download version of these editions will get additional in-game bonus contents. The Uplay Deluxe Edition is only available in digital format.
A Season Pass is also available for PC, including a package of downloadable contents, for a 20 percent savings off the regular unit price of these DLC to be released until March 2014. Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Season Pass can be pre-ordered here: http://shop.ubi.com/AC4SeasonPass
Players who pre-order Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Uplay Digital Deluxe Edition from the Uplay Shop will be granted an additional 25% discount off the Season Pass.
Ubisoft and NVIDIA have worked closely together to create a fully optimized version that runs on GeForce GTX graphics cards. The result is that gamers with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card will get an Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag experience that features a wealth of NVIDIA's advanced gaming technologies such as TXAA and more. The extra performance means more immersive gaming including life-like environments, realistic combat and spectacular, cinematic visuals.
"NVIDIA engineers work with their Ubisoft counterparts across the globe to ensure that PC games are the best they can be – and 'Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag' is a great example of that," said Tony Tamasi, senior vice president of Content and Technology at NVIDIA. "We've integrated advanced, PC-specific technologies into the game to give mood and depth to scenes and bring buildings and landscapes to life. The end result is an unparalleled visual treat, and set to be an absolute PC blockbuster."
Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag will feature several NVIDIA Technologies: God Rays – which allowed Ubisoft Montreal to paint beams of light that illuminate a scene from above, horizon-based ambient occlusion + (HBAO+) for more detailed and realistic shadows around objects that obstruct rays of light, percentage-closer soft shadows (PCSS) for more lifelike contact hardening shadows, and temporal anti-aliasing (TXAA) for smoother edges. With the addition of enhanced 4K textures, there's never been a better time to take to the high seas.
For a limited time, buyers of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN, 780 Ti, 780, 770, 760, 660, 670, 680, and 690 from participating retailers and e-tailers will receive a complimentary copy of Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag in addition to Ubisoft's other blockbuster title, Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Details can be found at www.GeForce.com/Pirates
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