Ubisoft Confirms Assassin’s Creed: Unity

Here we go. Two days after we showed you the next Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft’s confirming it. Video footage above.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity is out this holiday for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It’s not coming to last-gen platforms, as we reported earlier this week. We’ve heard that Ubisoft is working on a different game to be released on Xbox 360 and PS3.

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  • I one the rare people who enjoyed the future stuff in previous AC games. I kind of missed it in AC4. I hope they bring it back.

      • As someone who only joined the series at AC4, I honestly don’t care for the Abstergo v modern templars shtick. I tried to immerse myself in it, but ebbed up resenting the details from the games storyline. Perhaps Ubisoft have, tightly or wrongly, decided that their target audience, like myself, has changed … The core group of players is , I suspect, no longer those who have followed the series since the start, and that new breed of player just didn’t care about anything beyond the story of the game they’re playing. Just my .02c

        • Unlikely, given the coffee guy and the courier in the lobby are the two surviving members of the group trying to save the world. Abstergo (the modern templars) versus the Assassins is the core element of the game, so it’s doubtful they’re doing away with it, as the assassins were present in modern day in a subtle way in IV. However that being said it got so convoluted, it’s entirely possible they’ve decided to streamline it and change their approach to it.

        • i think most people dont care for the Abstergo crap. I’ve played since AC1 and it was interesting in the first game but the second game just made it seem silly (the sun is going to kill us).
          I wish they would focus more on the time periods and not on the assassin v templars stuff. It would be much cooler if they both were more in the backround. With the exception of AC4, it seems like every character with lines in the game knows who the templars and assassins are and strangely isn’t shocked or bothered by it.

          Plus it always baffles me why no one thinks the guy in the hood is suspicious. The hood made sense in AC1 because you looked like a monk, and everyone was dressed pretty wierd in AC2 so you sort of blended in. It just seems like the assassin’s are trying a bit hard to stand out.

    • Do they need to? Each has its own story and it provides us the players with a different world and story every time. Almost like bringing out new games but putting them under a title so they get more sales. Which seems to work. Really loved AC IV

    • Yes and No.
      I’m guessing you’re referring to the Desmond Miles storyline that spanned the first few AC games?
      Basically that sucked arse, and Ubisoft realised people didn’t like it, so it was scrapped.

      But yes, each game has it’s own unique storyline. AC4 was the most fun. AC Brotherhood was my second favorite

  • Does the trailer remind anyone else of the CGI one for the first game? The one that plays on startup?

    • I thought that last year, but AC4 turned out to be one of the best games of 2013. Hopefully this one is the same

      • I’m not doubting the quality just saying they are flogging it. people complain nintendo pump out too many mario games but they are quality too.

  • Hopefully Ubi Kiev don’t fuck up the PC port again. Whats the point of graphics options if the game runs at 20 FPS on Very Low and Ultra?

    • I think with an engine designed for PC they won’t have such an insane porting task on hand unlike before.

  • I don’t get the AC bashing. It is a greatly written series with great mechanics and a crap load of content for the money.
    The best ones are fantastic and the ones that are not the best are still great.
    It is not like the went from Dragon Age 1 to Dragon Age 2 as far as volume, quality and tone.
    Also if you get into the lore real world and Assassin/Templar it is fascinating stuff.

    • You know what it’s not that a game is coming out every year, I mean COD does that, but COD is virtually a MP only game and if you play the campaign you can probably beat it in two weeks (if you play a bit each night)

      Assassin’s Creed by contrast, is a massive game that takes months to finish (again for people without much spare time) so bringing out a new one each year is nuts – I’m still playing AssBro – it’s taken me a long time because I was kinda burned out on the gameplay after AC2 (the MO is brilliant though) by the time I finish it I reckon the next one I play will be this new one – these games used to be an event, now they’re just an occurrence.

  • Black Flag was GOTY for me last year. Finished Last of Us because I’m a gamer and was obliged to. 6.5/10

  • Notre Dame? Paris? It’s in France? Man I was hoping for something a little more ‘exotic’. My French/Italian history is a bit (read: extremely) flaky, but during that time period they really didn’t seem that much different to me so I dub this Assassin’s Creed 2.75 based on the trailer. Sure the French Revolution is interesting, but I was hoping for something a bit different.

    Kings, religion, feuds, blah blah blah. Whatever happened to Japan or a future setting? Or perhaps an unexplored period of time that’s completely made up, following the aftermath of Minerva’s society?

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