The next Assassin's Creed game may just feature pirates. Kotaku received marketing materials for a game called Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Ubisoft hasn't said anything yet in regards to this but we do know that the next installment will feature a new character and a new setting. This shows just that.
The poster shows a new white-hooded assassin- most likely the protagonist. Surrounding him are a bunch of scruffy looking pirates. This could mean that the new assassin will be a part of the crew of pirates or they could be against him.
It is said that Assssin's Creed IV: Black Flag will launch this holiday season and it could be for next gen councils. Although this could be a fan made project creating a rumor for a new game.