Ubisoft is famous for creating some of the biggest, most immersive world in gaming today. Assassin's Creed Unity looks to deliver nothing less in the upcoming sequel for the highly popular franchise. But can players go outside of Paris?
With Paris being the known main setting for Assassin's Creed Unity, we wanted to find out if Paris is the only location that players can visit. In an exclusive interview with Examiner.com, Lesley Phord-Toy, who is a producer on Assassin's Creed Unity, revealed a new location that players will be able to visit that is outside of Paris itself, plus more about how they've revamped some of the game's pillars.
"We are very much focused on the city of Paris, [but] we also [are going to let players visit] the Palace of Versaille, which is outside of Paris. We've revamped our three pillars, navigation, combat and stealth.
"[We've particularly revamped] navigation, we've made it a lot more precise and are giving players a lot more freedom. Now you can parkour up, parkour down, parkour through. The parkour through is really important because it means we can build a city that's more 1:1 scale," Phord-Toy said.
Being able to visit different types of locations in Assassin's Creed games is a staple of the franchise, and with Paris certainly be a location that continues that reputation, fans should be excited. Versaille is a location that is about a half hour train from Paris itself.
For those who don't know about the Palace of Versaille, the center of French politics was at the Palace from 1682 through October of 1789. Louis XIV had to return the epicenter of French politics to Paris during the beginning of the French Revolution. It wouldn't be surprising to see these events actually carried out in Assassin's Creed Unity, since the game centers around the French Revolution.
With what is looking like one of the deepest worlds we've seen, Assassin's Creed Unity is definitely going to have major expectations. Building on a franchise that has already done so much will be a challenge for Ubisoft, but they've gotten off to a good start thus far.
Assassin's Creed Unity will be launching on Oct. 28 and will only be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Ubisoft is also launching The Crew and Far Cry 4 on Nov. 11 and Nov. 18, respectively.