It’s been speculated, and we all knew it would come eventually, but now confirmation has arrived. Ubisoft confirmed Assassin’s Creed 5 will be hitting the next-gen consoles this holiday season. The game, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, looks to be quite impressive compared to other games. It could be an updated look and throw back to the Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Revelations games starring Ezio as the assassin.
The Assassin’s Creed: Unity game will take place during the French Revolution, which is an interesting take. Obviously with the last game we went back in time with during the high Pirates of the Caribbean time period. So it should come as no shock that we are now going a couple hundred years into the future.
Due to the Templars using Abstergo Industries to go into different time periods to get information from certain assassins under the disguise of a media company, we are currently in endless areas that Ubisoft could go. They set it up perfectly.
What we can probably confirm by the timeline of going from the 1600s to the late 1700s as well as the area the game is in. that the Kenway name is probably out for the game and another one-off character will be used.
This is a good idea by Ubisoft, however. People have been aching for an Assassin’s Creed game to go back to the Italian Renaissance period. While Ubisoft is not going to be going back to Italy technically, they are going to have the same sort of set-up in France and surrounding areas. This will mean that the classic buildings will be back and city movement looks to be heavily improved.
We can confirm that Napoleon Bonaparte will be used in the game as it seems too obvious for him not to be used.
What is interesting is that Ubisoft is known to have a huge French set-up behind it, so it was always assumed that they would do a game in France at some point. People assumed it would be during such a trying time like the French Revolution which took place over an 11 year span between 1789–1799. Movies such as Les Miserables was based on it. Don’t expect an Assassin’s Creed musical, however. I know, I’m disappointed, too.
While this is during Conner’s lifetime, it does seem like he will not be used in favor of a new Assassin. The name of the Assassin has not been released and neither has his story, but it is assumed that we will know more by the time we get to the E3 Video Game Conference this summer.
What might be considered the most controversial things about this is that the Assassin’s Creed: Unity game is only going to be available on Playstation 4, PC, and X-Box One.
Ubisoft developers claim that they are working on another Assassin’s Creed game for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 however. Details on this game is unknown. The only thing we know is that it has the codename of “Comet.”
It is interesting that two games for all major consoles are coming out. As we know, all Assassin’s Creed games have gone together in some way. It would be assumed that the two Assassin’s Creed games said to be coming out by the Fall would have the same thing going for them.
We will have to see what the Ubisoft team does with the Assassin’s Creed series. Will the PS3-360 version be in the same time period? How about on a past Assassin? Time will tell of course, but Ubisoft now has our attention.