With the high praise of Assassins Creed: Black Flag, it looks to have started a revival for pirate games. And on the horizon are more swashbuckling adventures for all gamers.
Ahoy! If you’re like me, or most other gamers who loved AC: Black Flag then you are in luck. There are as of now, two big pirate games headed to your port. From members of the Black Flag team is the upcoming Skull and Bones. Pretty much taking the best parts of Black Flag and focusing on that. Black Flags naval combat was a breath of fresh air in the Assassins Creed franchise, but also in the world of gaming as a whole. We haven’t heard a whole lot, just that it will have multiplayer. The PVP does looks fun with the showing of Loot Hunt. 2 teams of pirates collect loot while blasting each other before pirate hunters crash the party with an end game escape.
Next on the upcoming list is the highly anticipated and long awaited Sea of Thieves. More of a child friendly game. An open world, cartoon stylized, cooperate experience for everyone to enjoy. Exclusively on Xbox One and Windows 10 coming early 2018. Personally, I am extremely excited for this game. I am a big fan of cooperate games and this looks like it will be exactly what i need with a mix in of some PvP.
Finally there is Black Wake. I have yet to play this game but it does have my attention. It looks very similar to Sea of Thieves but with much more of a realistic take, at least on the graphics. Being out for just a few months Black Wake has gotten great reviews, and a rather large twitch fan base, myself included. And being the only other pirate game really out right now isn’t hurting either.
Now, with all that being said, are you excited for this Pirate gaming renaissance? Yes we have had pirate games in the past but none are of this caliber. With the graphics, the naval gameplay, and cooperative play, it is a great time for the games to get a rival. The last pirate game I remember playing was a Pirates of the Caribbean game with the best descriptive term of “meh.” Are you ready to set sail and take the booty? Don’t expect to read a pirate piece without that in there!
Let me know what game you’re most excited about, or what you aren’t excited about!