IGN has gotten its hands on a Ubisoft survey that covers what players want out of the future of the Assassin's Creed series. More interesting than that, however, is talk of a theoretical non-AC pirate game, with questions about what elements we'd want in such a title.
One of the choices is indeed cooperative and competitive multiplayer naval combat, which was sadly absent from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, as well as a deeper economy or a customizable character, ship, and pirate hideout. Yes, Ubisoft, we want this. You can't turn back the clock and make Black Flag its own standalone IP, but this is the next best thing.
Going back to the next installment of Assassin's Creed, there's the obligatory question about interest level in a new present-day hero character. What's the verdict?