Microsoft and Ubisoft Bring You 'Assassin's Creed Pirates' for the Web
Article by George Norman
On 20 May 2014
Microsoft, in partnership with game developer Ubisoft, launched Assassin’s Creed Pirates for the web. This web-based gaming experience was created using HTML5, 3D WebGL graphics, and JavaScript. It is yet another project that is meant to promote Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) web browser.


If you have an iPhone or an Android, you can play Assassin’s Creed Pirates on your mobile device. The pirate-themed game is available for purchase in Apple’s App Store and in Google’s Play Store. If you don’t want to part with your money, of if you don’t want to play the game on your mobile device, then I have some good news for you!

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team, with the aim of showcasing the power of the browser, teamed up with game developer Ubisoft. The result of this collaboration is a web-based version of the aforementioned game. The result of this collaboration is a web-based version of Assassin’s Creed Pirates that you can play in your browser for free.

Race Alonzo Batilla’s ship through the Carribean, evade mines, tackle other obstacles, and search for treasure in this exciting game. Start playing Assassin’s Creed Pirates in your browser by following this link! The game is available in five languages worldwide.

“This ACP game demo was developed using the Babylon.JS open source framework – today developers have a tool that makes it simpler to build interoperable 3D games like this one. And for adventurous players, we're announcing a new developer challenge: Build your own shader with Babylon.JS and you could win an Assassin’s Creed Collector’s Black Chest Edition and an Xbox One! It only takes a few minutes and you don’t really have to be a pro developer to play with code this easy,” said Divya Kumar, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Internet Explorer.

Additional information on the contest mentioned above is available here.

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