Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag Is Removed From Steam Due To “Technical Issues”

Last week saw Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag get temporarily removed from Steam. Despite many rumours, it seems this was due to a “technical issue.”

The fourth instalment in the much-loved Assassin’s Creed series tells the story of pirate assassin, Edward Kenway.

Set during the Golden Age of Piracy between 1715 and 1722, we take on the role of Kenway as he explores the West Indies, battles on the open seas and makes friends with some historical figures. 

However, last week saw some fans notice that the game had been removed from Steam without any explanation. That is until now. 

Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag Is Removed Due To Technical Issues

Speaking to PC Gamer, a Ubisoft representative has confirmed Black Flag was removed from Valve’s Steam client “due to a technical issue, and our teams are working on a solution to bring it back as soon as possible”. 

However, in the time it took for Ubisoft to release a statement, rumours started swirling that its disappearance could mean a remake was on the way. 

First released in 2013, Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag has gone on to become one of the most-loved instalments in the series. For IGN it was rated first in their list of ‘The 10 Best Assassin’s Creed Games’ earlier this year.

So it is perhaps no surprise that fans are itching for a remake ten years on. 

A Possible Remake

Rumours of a remake also surfaced this July courtesy of a report by Kotaku. It detailed how Ubisoft Singapore was currently working on the project for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

However, no more has been said about this.

For now, fans of the series can look forward to Assassin’s Creed Mirage which launches October 5. This instalment will tell the story of Basim, a cunning street thief operating in 861 Baghdad. 

Read: Assassin’s Creed Mirage Release Date – Everything We Know

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