Assassin’s Creed Unity’s lead writer Russell Lees has gone into detail on the vast amount of side content available to play in Ubisoft’s French Revolution adventure. Every would-be assassin needs some downtime in between massacring countless swathes of unwitting Parisians, and Arno is no different.
In addition to the main quest line Lees says that the open world will offer many other activities for players to get involved in, all tied in to real-world historical goings on. Often given out by famous historical characters or tied in to specific historical events, Lees believes Ubisoft has truly taking advantage of Assassin’s Creed: Unity’s French Revolution setting.
"We realized that we had Paris, France, and there was tons of historical content there that we wanted to take advantage of," he said. "As a result, every single one of the side content activities has a historical tie, either to some interesting person or event that took place during the period."
While plenty of quests are littered around the city for you to pick up whenever, a number will spin off from the main quest line and give you a chance to explore the backgrounds some of the smaller characters who pop up. This isn’t all though, because “you can also read the newspapers that are scattered around the city for clues," Lees continued. "If you read an article of interest in the newspaper, you might suddenly see a new icon appear on the map, which you can then go and investigate. So it pays to really explore the open world."
Assassin’s Creed Unity was recently delayed a couple of weeks and will now be arriving on November 11th for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. How do hope Assassin’s Creed Unity’s side content progresses from ACIV: Black Flag? Does the promise of story-based side missions intrigue you? Put down that newspaper and let us know what you think below!