Assassin’s Creed: Unity announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC
posted on 03.21.14 at 11:52 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Ubisoft lets you eat cake with France-set Assassin's Creed.

Assassin's Creed: Unity

Following leaks earlier this week, Ubisoft has announced Assassin’s Creed: Unity, coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this holiday.

“We have been working on the new Assassin’s Creed for more than three years, and wanted to find the perfect time to give you an early taste of the game,” Ubisoft said in a press release. “Apparently though, the Templar Order was hungry to know more right now. To this, we say ‘Qu’ils mangent de la brioche!’ (‘Let them eat cake!’).”

Watch a sneak peek trailer below.

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  • Six

    I look forward to 8 months of “lol wait until the downgrade”.

    • Karysonson

      Not on Pc bro!
      ;P

      • bloodiOS

        Try and see if your PC version of Watch Dogs would match the quality of its debut footage *LOL*

        • Karysonson

          You laugh. But With the undefined power of Pc, 4k max resolution, and the modding community, It will probably look way better then the console version’s

          • blank059

            You PC gamers really over exaggerate everything. I’ve seen comparisons of many games online and the differences aren’t that big especially compared to this gen games. This is excluding unofficial mods, although that’s another story.

          • bloodiOS

            Oh, it definitely will but at the same time, it will never reach the same level of what we saw in the footage during its debut. But keep telling yourself otherwise.

        • Six

          You underestimate what a high-end PC can do.

          • bloodiOS

            You overestimate what a high-end PC can do with downgraded assets.

      • Impressionnant

        AC3 and 4 were horrible on PC. At least that’s what I hear. The only AC game I’ve played on PC was Revelations, and that port was surprisingly really good.

        • Karysonson

          Are you kidding? AC4 Was amazing on pc!
          What spec’s did you have?

  • Nhiroz

    Beautiful yet very sad time period. Looking forward to it!

  • 罪罰

    so now they magically work on AC games for 3 years? Shit.

    • bloodiOS

      Doesn’t Ubisoft actually has countless teams working on the franchise? I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s already another AC project two years into development by the time this is released.

      • 罪罰

        biggest waste of development and talent I could think of.

      • Mar Mar

        Yet I don’t find any of these new AC games to be interesting. I enjoyed Altair and Ezio that is all.

        Sounds like Ubisoft is milking it. When the first came out I was like “Man there is no way they’re gonna make a sequel”.

        • bloodiOS

          Well, yeah, they are obviously milking it. It’s their cash cow after all xD

        • Elvick

          Development time doesn’t determine whether you’re interested in something. :

        • MrFinalgamer

          the first game had cliffhanger the size of the grand canyon. How would they NOT make a sequel?

  • Luna Kazemaru

    3 years?

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      I’m pretty sure they say that about every new AC they’ve been announcing.

      Edit: I was close.

      Assassin’s Creed III Press Release

      “With a development cycle of over three years and twice the production capacity of any previous Ubisoft game, Assassin’s Creed III is set to release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Windows PC and is also in development for Wii U™ from Nintendo. Assassin’s Creed III is developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with six other Ubisoft studios.”

      Assassin’s Creed IV Press Release

      “In development for nearly two years, the game is being spearheaded by one of the veteran Assassin’s Creed teams in Ubisoft Montreal with support from Ubisoft studios in Annecy, Bucharest, Kiev, Quebec, Singapore and Sofia.”

    • Six

      Every Call of Duty now gets a three year dev time, so it’s not that far fetched.

      • DarthBrian

        COD has three dev teams now. Ghosts had 2 years though I’m pretty sure. The Sledgehammer game coming this year is the first one with an actual 3-year dev cycle iirc.

        • Six

          You’re right, but what I’m saying is just because a franchise is annualized doesn’t mean it’s cobbled together in a year.

          Though it still manages to feel like it sometimes. *cough* Ghosts *cough*

      • MrFinalgamer

        Shocking how a game with 2+ years of dev. time in it can feel like something made in a year or so

  • Aaron Lee

    I wish Assassin’s Creed 3 could have used this time period instead of faffing around in a dreary colonial landscape ordering cannons to be fired and witnessing important men signing pieces of paper. I say this because Unity here could have been used for a totally new kind of setting, like Ming or even Qing era China. Or Japan.

    That’s not to say I’m not excited for the French Revolution at all. I’ve been asking for it since Assassin’s Creed 2 and it seemed at the time like the ideal next place to go. I just want this to at least evoke the qualities of what made AC2 and Brotherhood so good (and hopefully to surpass it), and they’ve a good starting point to do it, because C18th Paris will offer plenty of that architectural fascination I wanted.

    I just wish they would revamp the combat system. It’s samey to have to employ the same tactics each time, with the counter button and the insta-kill. Being surrounded by enemies should mean you face being struck from all sides if you’re not careful. You shouldn’t be standing there calmly as one guard after another in a polite succession lunge at you one by one only to have their intestines gouged out a few seconds later.

    And I wish they would get rid of those tailing missions that Ubisoft either deludedly thinks we all love, or they just have no idea what to actually replace it with. Ass Creed 3 took it up the rear when I was playing it, because of those eavesdropping sessions. If I’m going to stalk someone like a creepy sex offender, I shouldn’t be suffering through it. I shouldn’t be accidentally leaping off a rooftop when I only wanted to hop onto this chimney pot only to land and roll right up a foot away from the target I am stalking.

    Yeah, Ass Creed 3 really soured me on the franchise. I’ve taken a break with 4. I’ll wait and see if 2 years is a good enough gap for me to get back into it with this one. If not, then well, Batman: Arkham Knight is always there to welcome me with a great big hug and a Batarang to the nuts. There’s also Assassin’s Creed: Mordor Edition.

    • Budgiecat

      they avoid China and Japan I think because it’d end up looking cheesy historically and racially inaccurate Fu Manchu ching chong borderline racist totally non authentic theater.

      these are Caucasians making these games not Asians…

      • Aaron Lee

        It’s just as well that Ubisoft has to constantly remind us that this game is made by a team of various faiths, creeds and ethnic backgrounds every time an Ass Creed game is booted up! Honestly I have found that message a little funny. It’s like the corporate equivalent of “oh just for the record in case I do or say anything wrong, I totally have black friends!”.

        Heck, given that this is probably being made by a bunch of French-speaking Canadians in Montreal, I’m shocked that we haven’t had an Ass Creed game set in France for this long!

  • Wolf Star

    It looks really good, better than AC4. I can’t believe I’m saying it.. I’m getting it.

  • DichaTesoro

    Ugh, perhaps I’ll do something about my computer and get this on PC because the current gen consoles have nothing that interests me at the moment or upcoming but this AC game.
    Oh, but the trailer is so pretty-looking. I cannot wait to scale those buildings.

  • Budgiecat

    Is this running on the Unity engine?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz12Viv2jBc

    • bloodiOS

      *LOL* Of course not.

    • Ultimasamune

      Would be just an all-star troll if they made it solely in Unity 1.

  • http://insanechronos.tumblr.com/ InsaneChronos

    The cake is a lie.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/playstationunity DXVII

    They need to slow down on these games.

  • LastBoss

    I think the reason AC, has never had an Asian protagonist, is because the templars, were not rooted there. The European countries, are the mother of America’s roots and secrets.

    • Aaron Lee

      That doesn’t mean they can’t give it a go. Assassins and Templars have both securely established themselves around the world many centuries ago according to what sketchy AC lore I know, so there’s always ripe room for plenty of globe trotting as opposed to just time hopping. Chinese, Russian and Indian assassins don’t deserve to just be relegated to comic book status.
      But fortunately, Ubisoft have made some bold moves already. Perhaps they were fresh from Prince of Persia at the time, but having a Syrian protagonist in the Middle East was bold for the first Ass Creed, goodness knows how that might fly nowadays in a much more focus-tested sort of game industry now. Heck, Connor being half-Native American with real effort put into the language and Mohawk dialect was also kind of bold.

      They CAN do it, but as we all know, it’s apparently up to the jury now whether many people have the balls anymore to have someone who isn’t a hardened white male dude who has a 2/3 chance at the same time of not emoting ‘cos it’s badass. Though I’m looking forward to this new Ass Creed, I’m not anticipating our new French protagonist to stand out, unless the ultimate twist turns out to be that he’s Marie Antoinette in disguise, and the people sieging Bastille are in fact backed by the evil Templars.

      • LastBoss

        Or maybe instead of relegating, or forcing a character who doesn’t work. Maybe it’s time to start having sections of an Assassins Creed, were the protagonist, has to travel back and firth from the far Orient. Say like one of the villains has been trading arms, manpower, with a corrupt prefecture. It’d be cool to be forced to stay in that area , so you could explore more parts.

        • SOLOmio

          Portugal was one of the first’s country to sell stuff to the far east in the XV century. they could tie it from there. But when i played AC4 there was a file with possible timelines and one of them was in japan 1888.
          Maybe they’ll do it or not.

  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    Looks Alright

  • KingNigma

    So this is in real time?

  • MrFinalgamer

    If this is AC Unity, then that would mean that leak was right, and AC: Comet is a thing…then what the hell IS Rising Phoenix?

    http://cdn.destructoid.com//ul/264864-AC1.jpg

    • bloodiOS

      Mobile stuffs?

  • bloodiOS

    Nothing is “next-gen” prior to the release of this game *LOL*

    • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

      LOL!! They do have The Division, The Crew and This coming this year which are all PS4, Xbox One, & PC only

  • tokyobassist

    Pff…I really didn’t want to be one of those dudes that just completely shun a company but Ubisoft says “We’ve been working on it for X years” every game they release. Considering they’ve been saying this same diatribe since AC3 I have no faith in Watch Dogs nor this game.

    When it comes to Ubisoft open world/sandbox style games, they just itemize every grievance I have surrounding the genre. Most devs just make boring fetch quests, heavily scripted story missions, and static worlds with little interaction with the environment outside of what you need (power up area, home base, weapon shop, etc.)

  • artemisthemp

    So ready to play the French Revolution