The road to E3 has begun, and with it rumors of next generation titles have started to make their rounds on the internet. Today's rumors come about regarding the next Assassin's Creed title.
With the tentative title "Assassin's Creed: Unity," this next Assassin's Creed title will be sanctioned for "next generation" platforms only. The news was leaked on the popular gaming forum "NeoGaf," and has been confirmed by a source close to the project. This news coincides with news reported earlier this year that Assassin's Creed will be getting two separate titles this coming year; one for "last" generation platforms and one for current generation.
For starters, the setting will take place primarily in French Revolution era France, with possible settings in surrounding nations of the same era. Other interesting news regarding "Unity?" Multiplayer will be revised completely with the removal of focus on adversarial multiplayer. Instead, the additional focus is on 4 player co-op play.
As mentioned earlier, there has also been mention of a "previous" generation title, currently code names "Comet," but with very little information to go on. These are, of course, all rumors at this point, so take everything with a grain of salt. Given how these rumors have been consistent with everything seen thus far, though, they have some merit to them. Ubisoft is set to release information about these two titles "closer to E3."
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