Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that the next Assassin’s Creed game is set to take place in Paris during the French Revolution. Last year’s Assassin’s Creed was set in the beautiful, colourful Caribbean but now we’re heading to the tight and dark streets of Paris. Some may wonder if this isn’t somewhat of a step back, but Ubisoft are confident a Parisian setting is perfect.
In an interview with Examiner.com, Ubisoft’s Toronto Producer, Lesley Phord-Toy revealed the thinking behind a game set in Paris during the revolution and why she believes it will be great.
“It was very much a combination of the French Revolution and Paris [itself]. What happened was after Brotherhood, the core team was given a mandate to say let’s bring Assassin’s Creed to next-gen. Let’s start now, we know next-gen is going to be somewhere [soon] in the future, but what do we need to do right now?
“[We] went back to those three core pillars (navigation, combat and stealth) to focus on providing more player choice, more difficult combat and [making sure] stealth balance gives you more choice for how you’re going to approach a situation.
“We also thought if we are going to focus on bringing an Assassin’s Creed experience that is more realistic, then let’s take advantage of that urban playground in Paris. Paris is such an interesting city to explore, it’s not just the monuments, it’s also the underground catacombs and other things like that.
“The French Revolution is such a historically, culturally relevant time in history and it’s impact on all of Western Civilization. It’s the perfect playground for an Assassin’s Creed game,” Said Phord-Toy.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity is due to be released world wide on October 28th on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.