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New Assassin’s Creed Unity info: Rival Factions, Quest Queue & Murder Mysteries

How do you feel about Murder Mysteries?
How do you feel about Murder Mysteries?
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Open-world games are famous for providing hours and hours of content to complete, outside of main quests, and Assassin's Creed Unity will be no different. A series that consistently has entertaining, addictive side content will once again deliver another dose of optional fun.

A new feature Assassin's Creed fans will be able appreciate is the Quest Queue. Remember plowing through the seas of the Caribbean, finding mission after mission but having to ignore it because of some other task you were in the middle of performing?

Well now you'll be able to organize those missions, which used to drive your OCD side mad, into a nice and neat list. In an exclusive interview with, Lesley Phord-Toy, who is a producer on Assassin's Creed Unity, spoke about a variety of new missions and gameplay opportunities coming to Assassin's Creed Unity.

"There’s going to be tons of side content in the game. One of the great things about Paris, The French Revolution and having real interiors is we have so many more opportunities to tell stories. It’s such a rich period in history. [Players] will be able to do Assassination Contracts, Murder Mysteries and other side content.

"If you encounter something, but you don’t want to deal with it right then, you can put it in your quest log. You can keep a queue of all the missions you want to do.

"There are all of these rival factions during the French Revolution, where the AI does what they want, and players will be able to intervene or they can walk past it, not getting involved," Phord-Toy said.

This sounds like just a taste of the side content that will be at our disposal this October. We're not exactly sure how Murder Mysteries will work, but they could function a bit like Investigations did in Watch Dogs. Rival factions could be a sort of feature where players who take out faction leaders or groups will help reduce oppression in certain areas of Paris, but we're not quite sure.

Finally, much like the item check-list we received in Black Flag, the Quest Queue is going to be a very much appreciated, subtle addition. If you enjoy completely every part of an Assassin's Creed game, then odds are you're going to love that. Assassin's Creed Unity will be the first PS4, Xbox One and PC only game for the series, and it launches on Oct. 28.

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