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The sun never sets on Assassin's Creed 4 development, says new dev diary

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A new developer diary out from Ubisoft discusses what it's like to have seven studios around the world working simultaneously on Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag.

"One of the things we always kind of laugh about is every minute of the whole week, somebody somewhere in this world is working on Assassin's Creed 4," says game director Ashraf Ismail. While it can be difficult to work with someone you've never met face-to-face, whose personality you don't know, the Ubisoft developers say that it's quite something to watch a global team unite around a game's vision.

"It's incredible when you have so many employees, and we're talking hundreds," says Ismail, "when they all believe in the vision and all push behind it, the results are spectacular."

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag will hit current-gen platforms this October, with an as-yet-unannounced release date for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.