Assassin’s Creed Unity Announced For PS4, Xbox One And PCBy: Zach Walton - March 22, 2014
It’s another year and that means another Assassin’s Creed game is coming our way. Unlike last year, however, this year will reportedly see two Assassin’s Creed games. One will be released on the PS4, Xbox One and PC while the other will be released on the PS3 and Xbox 360. A tipster leaked the former to Kotaku and that has forced Ubisoft’s hand resulting in the announcement of the next Assassin’s Creed game.
Ubisoft announced Assassin’s Creed Unity over the weekend – the game is slated for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. It will feature a new protagonist named Arno and will be set in Paris. The time period is the French Revolution if the guillotine didn’t give it away. According to Nicholas Gigante over at The Examiner, the game will also do away with competitive multiplayer in favor of four player co-op. Beyond that, we know nothing else about Unity.
By moving exclusively to next gen, Assassin’s Creed Unity will be able to offer what the last game in the series did not – true next gen visuals and features. Those who played Black Flag on the PS4, Xbox One or PC can’t deny that it’s a pretty game, but they also can’t deny that it was just a prettied up last gen title. By focusing on current gen consoles, the next game will be able to go all out in the visual department. It’s hard to tell if the first trailer for Unity is in-game, but it’s incredibly promising if it is:
So, what about the other Assassin’s Creed title intended for last gen consoles? The game is reportedly nicknamed Comet and that’s all we know. The two games will likely be set during the same time period, but they’ll probably star different characters. The game will also likely tie into Unity and be released at a later date on next-gen consoles as a hi-res port. This is all merely conjecture though based upon Ubisoft’s past actions in regards to Assassin’s Creed spinoffs.
We’ll likely learn more about both games in the coming months with a main reveal intended for E3. It’s obvious that Ubisoft wasn’t expecting to reveal the game this soon so it’s likely scrambling to get some information out to fans wanting to know more.
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