Ubisoft’s senior PR manager, Stone Chin, has responded to PETA’s claim that Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag endorses the unnecessary hunting and killing of whales. Chin reiterated that Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is purely a work of fiction that tries to depict the golden era of the pirates and isn’t meant to cause upset.
“History is our playground in Assassin’s Creed. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is a work of fiction that depicts the real events during the golden era of pirates. We do not condone illegal whaling, just as we don’t condone a pirate lifestyle of poor hygiene, plundering, hijacking ships, and over-the legal-limit drunken debauchery.”