Assassin’s Creed Unity Begins a ‘New Cycle of Assassin’s Creed Games’ says Director
Ubisoft claims that Assassin's Creed Unity is going to turn things around and is the kickoff to the next era of the franchise.
According to the Examiner, Ubisoft claims that Assassin's Creed Unity is going to be the best time for newcomers to join the franchise since it intends to bring a lot of much-needed changes. There were plenty of missteps taken with Assassin's Creed III that Ubisoft tried to rectify with Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and Unity seeks to redefine our expectations of the series.
"It's a new start, it's a new narrative start. That is symbolized by a completely new context for the present day. You've seen a little bit of an evolution with Black Flag, [but] we're not going to do the same thing," said Alex Amancio, creative director of Assassin's Creed Unity. "What we're doing with Unity is really the beginning [of] this new cycle of Assassin's Creed games."
"Because it's new, we can actually explain it properly because nobody is going to feel like it's redundant. I would say that Assassin's Creed Unity is the best entry point for the franchise since, [Assassin's Creed]"
Considering that this is the eighth title of the series, then it becomes even more obvious that the wall-climbing, view point-synchronizing standards that have been intertwined with Assassin's Creed need to change. Many of the mechanics that were included with Black Flag, though polished, were still based on the same exact gameplay experiences we had as Altair back in 2007.
Prepare to see the guillotine-filled sights of Paris once Assassin's Creed Unity launches on Oct. 28 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Here's to hoping Ubisoft drastically cuts back on the modern day sequences.