The road to E3 has begun, and with it rumors of next generation titles have started to make their rounds on the internet. Today's rumors come about regarding the next Assassin's Creed title.
With the tentative title "Assassin's Creed: Unity," this next Assassin's Creed title will be sanctioned for "next generation" platforms only. The news was leaked on the popular gaming forum "NeoGaf," and has been confirmed by a source close to the project. This news coincides with news reported earlier this year that Assassin's Creed will be getting two separate titles this coming year; one for "last" generation platforms and one for current generation.
For starters, the setting will take place primarily in French Revolution era France, with possible settings in surrounding nations of the same era. Other interesting news regarding "Unity?" Multiplayer will be revised completely with the removal of focus on adversarial multiplayer. Instead, the additional focus is on 4 player co-op play.
As mentioned earlier, there has also been mention of a "previous" generation title, currently code names "Comet," but with very little information to go on. These are, of course, all rumors at this point, so take everything with a grain of salt. Given how these rumors have been consistent with everything seen thus far, though, they have some merit to them. Ubisoft is set to release information about these two titles "closer to E3."
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Some details about the next assassins creed title. #1
So i was on a flight earlier today.. Turns out that the guy was someone close to the series (dev/pr) and although he didn't disclose what exactly his position was, he did give me a fair bit of info on the upcoming title. My day was literally made when towards the end of our conversation he showed me a short clip about the game on his ipad. Mind you the guy was a not a native english speaker ..
set in paris and england (london?)
main characters name is arno/harno something. will be heading the french divison of assassins.
looks to be set after the ezio period, character had handgun.
looks like victorian era judging by the way npc dressed, architecture, horse carriages parked on the streets.
Villa management is back. MC has his own villa (guy says its ezio's villa from AC:B). dunno if it makes any sense geographically or it might be a mistranslation. ..
MC has a blue suit with a tinge of red in the clip(might change). looked similar to the ones worn by the Knights in order 1886.
from the clip it looks like a cross gen title. Although the guy tells me its next gen only title.
Visually looked quiet decent but it was ver early footage. Had fantastic draw distance and crowd density was much higher than the older games despite them appearing/disappearing from thin air. ..
Last I remember, AC IV got announced around February. So this lines up with that, and a new Batman getting announced too.
Also, I mention "A new AC V" in the title, becuase last I remember, two AC games were supposed to come out this year. Even the article says, and NeoGaf I suppose, that the insider says its Next-Gen only. I honestly would rather have two AC games this year, than 1. That gives more room for Unity to be as next-gen bad-ass as it can be, just like Batman is doing. A $60 AC current-gen game set in Egypt, I would probably very much like, probably less than this title.
NeoGaf is not a very good news source, yet most of the times, its reliable. And Examiner, so kay.
Anyway mans, 4-player co-op sounds like a mode to me. I don't wanna see 4 damn Ezio look-alikes running on screen. Although, it would be pretty cool if you could heavily customize your character, ala Borderlands, and just mob around the city like Thief. That would be pretty cool. I could see an AC Brotherhood type of city happening here, where you could jump in the water, and swim down the river, etc. Thoughts?
Oh, and I'm not sure if this is very old, irrevelant, concept art, or what. But the user edited it to look like a GI cover anyway. O_o
Oh, and no Nintendo, huh. Hur.