Assassin's Creed Unity is the first current-generation only game and the main character in the story is Arno, who will endure a tale about redeeming what has been lost.
Ubisoft has set Assassin's Creed Unity during the French Revolution, but it's only going to be used as a canvas for the events that will take place. Recently, Assassin's Creed Unity's Creative Director Alex Amancio discussed the game's story and how Ubisoft wanted to stay away from focusing on the French Revolution specifically.
"It's a story about Arno, our main character, and through this story you'll see the French Revolution. We actually use the French Revolution as a metaphor for many of the narrative beats that we're dealing with in Arno's story, which is essentially a redemption quest.
"We really wanted to steer away from having a game about the French Revolution because if you start doing that, you become a prisoner of the setting and the context," Amancio said.
The series has always done a good job of walking the line between following fiction and not becoming a slave to it. Assassin's Creed Unity looks like it won't be any different in that regard. It certainly sounds like there are a handful of significant historical figures that will be in the game, but it looks like Ubisoft will take some liberties with what is true and what is not.
That's always the fun part about historical fiction, and the Assassin's Creed series has done that better than any other franchise. It's a new setting, a new hero and a new beginning for the series. Assassin's Creed Unity will be available only for Xbox One, PS4 and PC when it launches on Oct. 28.