Assassins Creed Unity Is A Blank Slate For Ubisoft With A Whole New Contextual Reason

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Jul 9, 2014 5:45 PM
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Assassin’s Creed Unity’s creative director Alex Amancio has claimed that it the upcoming Parisian jaunt will be a new chapter for the Assassin’s Creed series, representing the best opportunity yet for fans to get involved with the franchise.

Rather than be bogged down by the overly convoluted modern day segments that have plagued the Assassin’s Creed games since its inception, Assassin’s Creed Unity will instead feature an all-new contextual reason to transport you to the modern day…

"It's a new start, it's a new narrative start. That is symbolized by a completely new context for the present day," said Amancio.

We began to see hints of this during Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, which introduced an entirely new way of thinking behind Animus use, opening up the possibility of sequels set during any time period or location.

After five games have iterated on the Animus back story though, Amancio believes it’s time to shed the complexity and start afresh for those looking to get back into the series. He goes on to claim that Unity will be the best entry for players since the first Assassin’s Creed arrived back in 2007.

Assassin’s Creed Unity is set during the French Revolution in 18th century Paris, with players cast in the role of assassin Arno Dorian. New ‘Parkour Up’ and ‘Parkour Down’ mechanics should it easier for would-be assassins to both scale up and down buildings, while Ubisoft promise Paris will be their largest playground yet, filled with hundreds upon hundreds of activities, collectibles and quests.

Assassin’s Creed Unity is out worldwide on 28th October for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

What did you think of the modern day segments in the Assassin’s Creed games? Would you have preferred Ubisoft to delve deeper into these ideas or are you pleased there'll be a clean slate? Parkour Down to the comments section below and let us know your thoughts!

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09:00 Jul-10-2014

does not matter whatever you do to lure me ubi, AC series is finished for me. though i played all the parts except liberation i must conclude (in my opinion) ac revelation was the last good AC.


next i wont buy a single game from ubi, or ea maybe i'll switch to those asian games....MGS revengence, DW8 and so.....how long do you think you can cheat people?

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08:42 Jul-10-2014

IMO, the AC series should end when Desmond died.

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07:42 Jul-10-2014

I need to play this series

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07:19 Jul-10-2014

Ubisoft must release a new AC game every two years. They should give us some time off the series to generate anticipation. Releasing every year makes the gameplay feel boring and reused. Blag Flag thrived bcoz it had a new gameplay on sea

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10:11 Jul-10-2014

Cant retract from the fact that every new AC game, no matter how unoriginal, breaks the record of sales than it's predecessors.... which, for business minded folks among Ubisoft, is reason enough to make yearly games in this franchise.

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07:01 Jul-10-2014

The chance that this game will include pirates and boats and looting on the high seas is rather small, isn't it?
Damn.

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07:48 Jul-10-2014

I know, right? What a let down..

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09:29 Jul-10-2014

There are finer things in life Div. :P

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09:45 Jul-10-2014

I beg to differ.

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07:00 Jul-10-2014

Honestly, if the story, characters are good and the game is well optimized, they could put it in space and have Darth Vader in for all i care. The modern setting story only became a problem coz it kinda got boring and became a distraction

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06:58 Jul-10-2014

My favourite AC character is Ezio and I like AC 2 , AC Brotherhood and AC revelations most. I want more ACs like these , plz UBI :/

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05:37 Jul-10-2014

i will always be wondering why ubisoft sacrificed PRINCE OF PERSIA series for AC series,i have played AC1,didnt like it,so never played other parts.all game mechanics,gameplay of AC is based on PoPs gameplay .whereas for Pop trilogy,i keep playing them still now.

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05:15 Jul-10-2014

This tells me that they are second guessing them selves or/and have lost inspiration for original storyline in present time, if so then i fear this can back fire both on us and them... HARD !


Like one once said "Everything that has and Beginning has an End" well i guess it never heard of AC games aka THE MILK MACHINE :[


Anyway at this point when it comes to AC games (and UBIoptimazed success/s) i can only hope for the best and be prepared for the worst.

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04:41 Jul-10-2014

I used to love this franchise. Now they just throw out identical products with a different map and skin every year and demand $60.

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01:01 Jul-10-2014

Does anyone else think that there will be an AC reboot in 3-5 years ?

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01:06 Jul-10-2014

Some of AC games have a developing lifespan of almost 3 years and sometimes more such as Unity. This I can safely call reboot.

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21:06 Jul-09-2014

I didn't mind the modern day stuff, I just really hated everything to do with Juno and her ilk. They really need to leave the stuff about the Apple and all that alien garbage out of it. Just stick to the fight between the Templars and the Assassins. I really want to see the Assassins become the top dogs and discover they aren't that different than the Templars, and have the tables turn.

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05:58 Jul-11-2014

Wow, whatever I said got two people to downvote me. Bitches.

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06:02 Jul-11-2014

and you got one to upvote you :D
but nevermind the downvotes
i believe everyone has the right to their opinions :Ð

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20:04 Jul-09-2014

I don't care about the Animus just let me go to revolutionary France. Also Arno Dorian isn't French enough, I want stereotypical French names like Jean-Claude or Pierre damnit.

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21:20 Jul-09-2014

He is half French half Austrian and I don't think his name or even his nationality occupies my attention, I just want a true MASTER Assassin and not just an Apprentice or someone who is just very new to the order.

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22:05 Jul-09-2014

Fair enough I suppose tbh I can't imagine us getting a Lucien Liberte, Phillipe Eglalite or Francois Fraternite, I'm just into that sort of thing and I was a big fan of Ezio Auditore da Firenze. Well it is Assassin's Creed so he will have to be a master assassin, but hopefully he's one right off the bat rather than the sort of progression that Ezio had to go through.

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23:17 Jul-09-2014

I expect that we will have a veteran Assassin this time. Perhaps first sequences about him introduced to the order but I feel his character is going to be more serious and true to the creed.

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19:15 Jul-09-2014

Regardless to all the $hit they are spewing out of their mouths I am only looking forward to one thing... a finished game with decent optimization! Make it work

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04:39 Jul-10-2014

A UbiMontreal game with good optimization? Talk about an oxymoron.

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04:54 Jul-10-2014

lol good one xD


+1

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05:00 Jul-10-2014

ahem, ever heard of a little thing called FC3 ? xD
although they made it in conjunction with other UBI branches, but they were the main devs

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06:23 Jul-10-2014

That's why they shifted AC production to UbiQuebec, didn't they?

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09:50 Jul-10-2014

Funny, Quebec is IN Montreal....
Anyway, it looks like they're trying to shake things up a bit with the franchise and as such, handed the switch to Ubisoft Quebec. Of course, their infinite number of studios from around the world will also pitch in. Let's hope it's we see something fresh in the next (after Unity) AC game :)

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10:03 Jul-10-2014

Actually, Montreal is in Quebec.

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10:06 Jul-10-2014

oh, just google'd that
Montreal is in quebec :D

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10:08 Jul-10-2014

You guys need to get your story straight. Is Montreal in Mexico or is USA in Annecy?

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10:15 Jul-10-2014

Damn it. Thanks for the correction, Ruben! I swear I had this feeling that their was something wrong in there..... just too lazy to Google after a weary morning.... actually, just lazy all the time :D

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13:06 Jul-10-2014

Europe is in France

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15:40 Jul-10-2014

Heh? Far Cry 3 wasn't optimized.

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15:47 Jul-10-2014

Come on now, FC3 was well optimized :D

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15:53 Jul-10-2014

All that pop-in, combined with little to nothing going on in the world. You had enemy and ally patrols, game to hunt, and bases to capture. Meh.

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15:54 Jul-10-2014

haha, then you can say that you didnt like the game ;Ð
the optimization is a different matter altogether

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08:13 Jul-11-2014

Much truth

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18:42 Jul-09-2014

I am quite confused now! Do they want modern world gameplay or do they want to remove it? Or are they looking for a new way to invest in the modern world without using the Animus as a bridge between past and present?

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09:27 Jul-10-2014

Nah they are giving up the whole Desmond **** and going on with the story on how Abstergo fares now. But your guess is a good as mine as to what they will actually do.

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11:57 Jul-10-2014

They can't forget about Desmond. The Modern World must exist for the sake of whatever awaits its (NOT SPOILING FOR OTHERS) and so they must continue the modern world and with that, they cannot forget about Desmond.

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15:42 Jul-10-2014

So uhh, yeah what happened with Juno on the loose? Last one I played was Revelations.

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15:47 Jul-10-2014

dude, there are some people who havent played the game yet, so its best not to discuss the story here ;)

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16:19 Jul-10-2014

That's what I was taking care of until he came in ;)

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16:30 Jul-10-2014

oh, i saw :)

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17:58 Jul-09-2014

Dem jaggies in that middle picture tho... xD

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17:57 Jul-09-2014

Ubi, y u do dis? I liked the modern-day setting with all of it's free activities and stuff. It was nice.

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17:56 Jul-09-2014

well if I say that I am not excited I will lie :P I hope for a good "beginning" lets say and they wont disappoint us with an unoptimized game yet again!

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18:23 Jul-09-2014

Yep, I agree. If it's well optimized I hope I can run it on low settings with playable fps, don't need fancy graphics (although it'd be a plus) if the gameplay is good!

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