New details on Assassin’s Creed: Unity emerge after Twitter Q&A
New details about Assassin’s Creed Unity have emerged following a Twitter Q&A between fans and creative director Alex Amancio. During the Q&A, Amancio clarified the need to delay the release of “Unity”. He said that in the last two weeks little details can add up and make the difference between a good game and a great game. Amancio also added that, since the game will be completed by that time, they will use the delay to polish it.
Asked about the impact of co-op over the story missions, Amancio replied that in Assassin’s Creed: Unity, these are two different things. One one side there is Arno’s redemption quest, which is single player, and then there are Brotherhood missions during the French revolution, which are all co-op.
Another interesting matter raised during the Q&A was the modern storyline. For those who don’t know, Assassin’s Creed games are split between the historical periods and their characters and a modern-day story that ties them together. According to Amancio, unlike the other ancestors we have seen so far, Arno is not related to Desmond in any way, he is from a different bloodline. The creative director also said that the modern story will be something completely different, as this is the beginning of a new cycle and the context changes significantly. This raises another question, though. Is the Abstergo employee storyline from “Black Flag” going to be abandoned, since it’s still part of the old cycle?
Last but not least, Amancio said that this game focuses on the main pillars of Assassin’s Creed, which means that it will be probably more similar to Ezio’s story than to “Black Flag”. You heard it, there won’t be any naval combat in “Unity”. Those who liked this gameplay type, however, will be able to experience it again in “Assassin’s Creed: Rogue”, which will be released only on last-gen consoles.
Alex Amancio has also worked on “Assassin’s Creed: Revelations”, released in 2011. He states that “Unity” has been in developement for nearly four years. The game will be released on November 11 for Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC.