Following the leaks over the past week, Ubisoft has formally announced the next title in the Assassin’s Creed series named: Unity. The announcement was made through a press release issued in this morning.
It will be coming to the next-gen consoles including PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC only, and available during the Christmas season.
The trailer released shows the setting of French Revolution in 18th century. The game will unfold in the setting of Paris characterized by the shadows of a brutal revolution spanned across 1789 to 1799. While guillotines can send a chill down our spines, this series is not unfamiliar to revolutions. The trailer promises a thrilling tour into the 18th century France stirred by revolution and art.
Video on YouTube comes with “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche,” that means “Let them eat cake.” The Notre Dame cathedral is also visible and of course, a guillotine, because it’s French Revolution.
Until now, the Assassin’s Creed also carried numerals. The previous one was titled Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. In comparison to Assassin’s Creed III, Black Flag did better and revived the series. Black Flag went beyond the sales figures of 10 million this year. With Unity, if it lives up to the promise, Assassin’s Creed will carry its magic to the next level. Unlike the previous one, Assassin’s Creed now comes without the numerals, only with the subtitle.
It’s likely that they are working on two separate titles, one for next-generation and the other for the previous generation. The other will probably carry ‘Comet’ as the subtitle or it may just turn out to be a mere codename. It will be for PS3 and Xbox 360, as well.
As per reports, Unity has been in the making for the past three years. Apparently, it’s under development way longer than any other previous version of the game for this franchise. Some also believe that it’s custom made for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Not too many details have been shared as yet about Assassin’s Creed Unity. We shall need to wait for any further details to emerge from Ubisoft to gauge Unity and its worth. Until now, you can enjoy the gameplay footage of the next installment of Assassin’s Creed saga.