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catkiller97
09-23-2013, 04:06 PM
How the Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Companion App Is Your First Mate (http://blog.ubi.com/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-companion-app-is-your-first-mate/)Having seen it in action, we can attest to the straightforward (and, dare we say, comforting) charm of having a fully functional real-time map on a second touchscreen right by our side. During a recent hands-on session with the game, the companion app’s interactive map showed us everything from ships sailing the seas to myriad events happening around us. The best part?

We were able to tag stuff in the app – anything from a cluster of combative ships to a deep-sea diving location to a shark-hunting opportunity and more – and the marker would then appear as a waypoint in the game. Or, to be more precise, our host from the Ubisoft Montreal development team was able to do so, since he was controlling the app during our session. Which, interestingly enough, lent our gameplay experience a equally comforting feeling of collaboration, with our developer host spotting and then directing our attention to all kinds of interesting gameplay opportunities.


http://blog.ubi.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/worldmap01_wipmention.png


“There are a lot of these small comfort tools where instead of having to go into a menu you can just have it next to you and do stuff really easily,” Ismail says. “Or you can have someone else do it for you. It’s kind of like your first mate next to you.”


http://blog.ubi.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/fleet01_wipmention.png

More in detail in above link

I WoW I DEXTER
09-27-2013, 05:33 AM
Does this app (First Mate) for Assassins Creed Black Flag come out when the game is released in October 29th-November 1st? I'm currently having my tablet repaired until October 2nd.

LoyalACFan
09-27-2013, 07:04 AM
Aveline's portrait is in the top right corner...? :confused:

Aphex_Tim
09-27-2013, 09:46 AM
Aveline's portrait is in the top right corner...? :confused:

Probably just a player avatar.

EllJim
09-27-2013, 10:27 AM
Closest I have to a tablet is a basic HTC phone, probably not going to be worth it for me. pity.

Any one know if they are charging for this and if so how much?