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Assassin's Creed: Golden Age footage leaves Black Flag fans impressed

Assassin's Creed: Golden Age footage leaves Black Flag fans impressed

Assassin's Creed: Golden Age was once in the works at Ubisoft.

Any Assassin’s Creed fan will attest that it’s nigh impossible to say precisely which is the best entry.

That being said, I think we can all agree that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is easily up there amongst the best.

Released in 2013, Black Flag introduced us to the unforgettable Edward Kenway - and it’s a darned shame that the game never received a major sequel.

I say ‘major sequel’ because technically, Black Flag does have a sequel. The webcomic Assassin’s Creed Black Flag: Forgotten Temple sees Kenway journey to China following the events of the main game.

I digress though. Did you know that Black Flag almost went by another name entirely? During development, the game was referred to as Assassin’s Creed: Golden Age.

Relive the magic of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag below.

A while back, development footage leaked online dated to the period during the game’s development where it was internally known as Golden Age.

Some of this footage was captured three years prior to the game’s release, circa 2010, and yet still looks incredible.

As we all know, a lot can change during a game’s development and we should always take leaks with an air of indifference, reserving our judgement for the final released product.

It’s clear to see though that Black Flag always had a clear vision, with early builds pretty closely resembling the final product that we ended up with in 2013.

“Cool to see,” one fan wrote. It’s always unpleasant when development footage leaks ahead of time.

Just think of how Rockstar Games and Insomniac Games were recently affected by major leaks. As we should all now understand, games will be shown off when they’re ready.

Following release though, when we have the final product available to play, it’s oh so very interesting to go back and revisit development to see a game’s progression.

I recently found myself fascinated by the Grounded II: The Making of the The Last of Us Part II documentary and would love to see an Assassin’s Creed equivalent.

Assassin’s Creed Codename Red is the next game in line for release. It’s suspected that Ubisoft will showcase the game in a few months time.

Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft

Topics: Assassins Creed, Ubisoft