Ubisoft has officially confirmed the next installment in the wildly popular Assassin’s Creed franchise titled AC: Syndicate. The game is all set for a launch on the 23rd of October for the PS4 and Xbox One while its PC version will be launched sometime in Autumn.
As we already know, the game is set in London, in 1868, during the Victorian era, and will have two main playable characters, twins Jacob and Evie Frye. Both characters have their set of skills and style of play, according to Ubisoft. Jacob is “more hot headed, brash and rebellious” figure, while his sister Evie is apparently “a relentless Assassin” and “a master of stealth”. Players will be given an option to freely switch between the two during the course of the game.
Meanwhile, the story of the game revolves around the Industrial Revolution of the late 1880’s, where Templars are creating havoc for the poor and lowly. Apart from Templars, there’ll be prominent Victorians as your allies including novelist Charles Dickens and biologist Charles Darwin.
Ubisoft has also confirmed that the game will not feature any co-op play of any kind, the reason being so the developers in Quebec could “focus on creating the biggest city based open-world that we’ve ever had for an Assassin’s Creed game”, apparently 30 percent bigger than Unity’s map.
In addition, there will be four special editions of the game, which will feature extra missions, a season pass, a physical map along with a figurine.
Ubisoft also hosted a live reveal of the new Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate yesterday, though there’s no sign of it now. However, you can do watch the debut and gameplay trailer below.
Notably, the new game is being developed primarily in the Ubisoft Quebec studio, which is a bit unusual as all of the previous games in the franchise were made by Ubisoft Montreal, so it’ll be interesting to note how the change in the studio affects the final output.