Remote Play Will Let You Set Sails in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on Vita

on August 7, 2013 7:51 AM

Afraid that you wouldn’t be able to let loose on your pirate-y adventures on the small screen? Worry no more, me mateys.

While the development crew behind Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag admit that there will not be a dedicated portable version of their new title for the PS Vita due to time constraints and costs, the team has confirmed that the game will have playability between PS4 and Vita through Remote Play. Associate Producer Sylvain Trottier spoke with Eurogamer on the matter, saying that ACIV: Black Flag will be still be playable on the Vita despite not being able to develop a version exclusively for the console, but that Remote Play will still be faithful to playing the console experience.

Trottier mentioned:

“You’ll be able to leave your main screen and witch it all on the Vita. This is going to be a supported feature in Assassin’s Creed IV. All we have to do is make sure the controls are good on the Vita because it’s missing a few buttons.”

With Remote Play and CrossPlay/CrossSave increasingly becoming a focus of Sony’s development (and marketing) strategies to counter the Wii U’s GamePad second-screen features, how does playing ACIV: Black Flag on Vita sound to ye swashbuckling mateys?

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.