Assassin's Creed 2014 to be set in Paris on Xbox One and PS4, leaked screenshots suggest

Reports suggest this year's Assassin's Creed Unity will feature different games on Xbox One/PS4 and Xbox 360/PS3.

This year's Assassin's Creed will be set in 18th century Paris, leaked images sent to Kotaku suggest.

The Parisien screenshots, obtained from an anonymous source from an early-in-development version of the game, show Notre Dame and the Seine river. The game is dubbed Unity, though it is not clear if this is the actual title or a codename.

Previous rumours have said that this year's Assassin's Creed will take place during the French Revolution and feature a new protagonist named Arno.

The screenshots also show buttons mapped to 'parkour up' and 'parkour down', which is said to be a new feature to be introduced this year.

Reports also suggest that there will be different version of Assassin's Creed this year for both current-gen--Xbox One and PS4--and last-gen machines. If true, it would mean that this year's Assassin's Creed would not be designed as a cross-generational title like last year's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. There's certainly precedent: Ubisoft did a similar thing with Splinter Cell: Double Agent, which launched towards the start of the last generation.

There were no rumblings about the possibility of a Wii U version.

Ubisoft has said that the most commonly-requested settings for a new Assassin's Creed are World War II, feudal Japan, and Ancient Egypt. Ubisoft said in February that Assassin's Creed IV had shipped 10 million copies.

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bourne2live
bourne2live

Alas no Eiffel tower. Can we at least have as affair with Marie Antoinette in the Palace of Versailles?

dyze
dyze

Been playing through AC3 the last few weeks and the scent of french revolution is hinted at a few times during the story. I gotta say that, that part of history is a lot more alluring to me than what AC3's about.  Really couldn't care less about the origins of americas double standards :P


I hope they won't keep pushing forward in time.. since the closer we get to present day the less fun it'll get. Since the closer we get to conventional firearms, the harder it'll be to keep the core experience of AC. So WW1 and WW2 would be a terrible settings.

It's much better if they keep that differentiation between old and new. Present day can have the mix of firearms and old, but the animus experience shouldn't have it. Muskets and such work simply because of the long reload time. 

I suppose if they did do a WW2 setting.. I hope we don't play as the allies or anything in Europe. It would be a lot more interesting to explore the plights of China at the time, or the whole Indochina wars that came before and after. with many nations fighting for freedom after long colonization.

Or maybe explore the japanese offensive over Indochina, as the japanese.. but God forbit we pewpew 'muricans...  but they fought most nations at that time. Not just the 'muricans during the Island Hoping companies and the Pacific.

Would be interesting to explore the losing side for once. though I'm not sure how any of that would have anything to do with Templars/assassins hehe..  I guess it would make more sense to focus on a Rothchild conspiracy-ish setting as the origins of present day Abstergo.

But I still think anything set 1850ish and up should just be off limits. the exception would/could be the last days of Samurai Japan at the end of 1800.. but if they'd do a Japanese setting 1500-1800 would be a more enjoyable time period.


gotta say that Ancient Egypt does seems really great, same with ancient Rome and Jesus era, but since the templars seems to be connected with the origins of the crusades, it might be a bit lore breaking to go too far back. Also, they'd probably not risk doing anything with Jesus..  risky business that. 

I mean it's one thing to explore god and the creation, but jesus?  ooh..  that's a whole other cookie.:P

Floymin
Floymin

If they are continuing the Abstergo story, I'm guessing the next step will be <spoiler> the Juno program that James installed will infiltrate the headset of a "tester" and persuade them to divert the company's resources to feeding her the power she needs. </spoiler>

Floymin
Floymin

I can't really see assassins being effectual during the French Revolution, even though I did read "Tale of Two Cities". I was hoping more for the Hundred Years War.

ricksk8er505
ricksk8er505

Why are people hating? I loved every assassins creed game so far. They do come out yearly but they take there time with each game. This years new assassins creed has been in development for 3 years. Do your research noobs and lets all just have fun with the game! Still rather have assassins creed every year then call of duty. Now that franchise is getting boring cuz they dont ever do anything new

Fursnake
Fursnake

Things to do while in Paris: jump off the Eiffel Tower into a cart filled with hay. 


I dunno, minus the naval aspect I think more AC will get boring fast, kind of played itself out at this point. Also, I don't know if I can handle an entire game of French accents.

archav3n
archav3n

It seriously looks crap to me. No thanks until i get more info and details about it if it's comparable to AC4

emmm78
emmm78

Well, it was about time! They`re french, so it only makes sense they should make this before the series dies off. Maybe a grand finale, considering it gets more and more excruciatingly boring with every reiteration? But what am I rambling about? These guys are not Seinfeld smart. They`ll put an assassin in every possible historic event ever. I`m eager to find how Jesus was killed by crusaders and brought to life by assassins or maybe how Moses was a grand master among others. Or how about ancient Greece and the 300 spartan assassins? Roman empire, Egipt, China, Japan, oh God, so many possibilities...

chairhorselamp
chairhorselamp

I was never really that knowledgeable about the French Revolution so I decided to wikipedia it...I felt like I was reading historical background of a faction in a fantasy/sci-fi story O.o anyway, I think it would be awesome to witness the virtual French Revolution

Mr_Mark_Legion
Mr_Mark_Legion

hurry ubi, only got a few months left to finish this game and start working on the next

drewjbx
drewjbx

talk about whoring a game IP out... geez

Garm31
Garm31

Another damn Assassins Creed game? So the last one sold well?  Sick of these shitty, yearly, rehashes. It's ruining the industry.

paranjapesameer
paranjapesameer

Don't care where it is set as long as the gameplay is good.

jazero1987
jazero1987

Mostly like they use Japan last option  when they want to make quick buck 

Tanares
Tanares

I think it would have been better to go to Europe again in the 1910's... 

BradBurns
BradBurns

I thought it'd be a bit more interesting to set the next one in the tiny, obscure "empire on which the sun never sets", also known as Habsburg Spain. Unlike Victorian England their possessions included entire European nations like Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands. Basically the best parts of Western Europe during the Renaissance.

Interestingly, without Habsburg Spain's hegemony over Italy, Ezio Auditore's homeland would have been under Muslim rule as well as much of Europe. 

Plus, on a superficial and visual level, the time of Spain's global hegemony is the only time where you have a mishmash of knights, cowboys, musketeers, Native Americans, first contact with Japan, and conquistadors. And rival European powers often sent spies into Spain's possessions just to see how their army operates, so there's also espionage and political intrigue. Very cool era, I'm surprised no form of media covers it with the exception of a movie called Captain Alatriste. 

sciguy7
sciguy7

They Have Done the crusades, and pirates which that was amazing. But when they got to the revolutionary war it sucked. So don't go after the revolutionary war into pairs please. Lets get some samurai war going on with this game. With katanas and ninja stuff set in ancient japan. That would be pretty awesome.   

sephirothsfan02
sephirothsfan02

AC 4 was a Pirates of the Caribean rip-off, your point? Besides Tenchu is pretty much dead and there hasnt been a decent Samurai/ninja game for ages. Paris is boring, they already milked Europe to death.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

This is getting ridiculous, I haven't even finished AssFlag and they're doing another one AssCreed game...

eze_sl89
eze_sl89

im not surprised that they already made the next AC, and i havent even played more than 1 hour of AC4 yet.


These guys at Ubisoft wont stop till they make an AC for every city in the world. Hope someday they-d release a AC set in 1800 buenos aires.


Ok, no jokes now, Paris seems to be a pretty interesting place for a AC though. 

Everybody seems to want a Feudal Japan AC. I dont think that will ever happen. AC in Japan would look like a Tenchu ripoff.

zubaja
zubaja

Geuss It's too early to say if this is a console exclusive or not. Better not be, though.

kalgert
kalgert

No PC version?


I HATE YOU!

Code135
Code135

France ? Synchronize via the Eiffel Tower and then leap of faith from the top ...

-TheFlyer-
-TheFlyer-

This game is getting cod status. Why do people keep buying these...?


MajinSquall
MajinSquall

different games for each generation, well i hope the story is the same for both versions i would hate to think that people would have to get the new systems to finnish the story


kind of like how The Force Unleashed was done where the PS3/360 versions and the PS2/Wii versions had the same story but different levels and gameplay

ludoman5
ludoman5

just hope they comeback with the multiple weapons cause in AC4 it was always the dual blades and being in paris must also come the crossbow and stuff like that. I think in AC4 they put all their effort in the naval battles and stuff like that and forgot fighting combat and like I said before the weapon variety. Lets see what they come with this time. And from World War II, Feudal Japan and Ancient Egypt the only one that would be most likely is WWII but even so its a bit close to nowadays so they might make it a later time.

Apofis_SG-1
Apofis_SG-1

Kinda expected more interesting city to explore then Paris. Hope its not final, though I doubt it. But we will see.

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

Ehhh,  If I have to listen to French accents throughout the whole next AC game... 


Hell, I'd rather they actually spoke French and there were subtitles than have to hear French people speak English for forty hours. I'd rather listen to farts.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

I'm curious what kind of parkour elements they've implemented. We've known parkour to be the "next new thing" since Brink and Titanfall is doing it too. Looking forward to it.

elven82
elven82

@Fursnake  no Eiffel Tower in 1789, it has been built 100 years later, so no 324m eagle jump in a hay cart this time.

ricksk8er505
ricksk8er505

They been working on this game for 3 years. Im sure it will be fine. Every assassins creed game has been epic so far. They take there time on these games

Garm31
Garm31

@paranjapesameer

"Don't care where it is set as long as the gameplay is good"

The gameplay is TERRIBLE!. You play an Assassin that doesn't use stealth? It needs excellent stealth mechanics. An assassin stabs you in the dark when you not expecting it. They don't barge through the front door swords flailing.

BradBurns
BradBurns

@paranjapesameer  Don't think the gameplay is gonna change too much. Remember they pop these out in like a year. Just about the only that will change is the setting. 

Also why don't they drop the whole "stealth" part of the game since it seems to be a joke.

gratchoff
gratchoff

@Code135 Sorry to disappoint you but this game is to be set during the french revolution and back then there was no Eiffel Tower

LilithN
LilithN

@gruoch1  I would have killed for Japan or Ancient Egypt. Or Ancient Rome!

phbz
phbz

@Apofis_SG-1  Can hardly think of a more interesting city than 18th century Paris. 

BradBurns
BradBurns

@spikepigeo  I've always wondered why they don't sometimes just do that.


I remember AC 2's heavy handed "Italian" accents. Out of curiosity I switched the language option to Italian to see how Italian actually sounds, and it sounded nothing like it. It was very calm and understated, while the American take on the Italian accent was loud and obnoxious. 


It just sounded like an American stereotype of a low class Italian-American family. Complete with obnoxious yelling and hand swatting. 

Fursnake
Fursnake

@elven82

Dang, and that was probably going to be the highlight of the game for me :P.

ygdrasel
ygdrasel

@Garm31 The actual assassins were quite content to make showy public spectacles of their kills. Great job doing your research, whiny critic guy.

paranjapesameer
paranjapesameer

@Garm31  As long as it's fun it doesn't really matter. Games like Splinter Cell pull off stealth much better than Assassin's Creed but they're both fun (personal opinion). What I meant was that it shouldn't be a buggy mess like AC3.

paranjapesameer
paranjapesameer

@BradBurns  I agree. I haven't played 4 yet but the stealth portions of 3 were painfully bugged in some places. I'd do everything perfectly and some random guard would still spot me and other times I'd pickpocket when he's facing me and I'd have no problem. Also the combat is way too easy. It's dumb how 8 guards will stand around looking at you while one or max two attack you.

Apofis_SG-1
Apofis_SG-1

@phbz @Apofis_SG-1Im not saying it will be bad, but personally I dont find Paris so exiting. Never really liked the city. Egypt or some other Muslim city would be cool. Or even Victorian London. But Paris... I dunno. We already had Italy, so I dunno. I had enough of the fancy talk and outfits from there.

Apofis_SG-1
Apofis_SG-1

@phbz Yeah, that would do too. Atleast something not so common and would be fun to explore city and see events where still no game have been there.

phbz
phbz

@Apofis_SG-1 @phbz  I would personally pull a wild card and make an AC during the 1755 Lisbon earthquake/tsunami. I can only think how great it would be the game, first in the city prior to the disaster, then the disaster and the aftermath. Great next gen thing, with lots of game changing options there.