PETA blasts Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Animal activist group PETA has lashed out against Ubisoft Montreal’s upcoming Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag after a screenshot from the game was revealed that depicted a Whaling mechanic.
PETA described the gameplay feature that allows players to actively hunt and kill Whales as “disgraceful” as it allegedly glorifies the killing of animals in video games. Following the official Ubisoft reveal of Assassin’s Creed IV yesterday and after Ubisoft Montreal outlined various gameplay features, PETA came out and said:
“Whaling – that is, shooting whales with harpoons and leaving them to struggle for an hour or more before they die or are hacked apart while they are still alive – may seem like something out of the history books,” said PETA, “but this bloody industry still goes on today in the face of international condemnation, and it’s disgraceful for any game to glorify it.
A picture of a Whale appeared in one of the official screenshots revealed that depicted the protagonists ship sailing directly toward a Whale emerging from the sea. However, Ubisoft didn’t directly explain how Whaling will actually work.
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