The videogame industry is one of the hard-hitting, commercially successful industries out there, but it also has its own demons to exorcise. Just look what happened to Rocksteady's latest Batman title for the PC. Apart from that, Ubisoft also had major problems after AC Unity was released â€“ probably the worst AC title ever.
However, speaking of Ubisoft, the company knows the kind of blunder Unity was and is pretty determined not to repeat the same mistake with Assassin's Creed Syndicate. For the new game, the company has made several changes that will highlight the work the company has put in for the new title.
So what are the changes that Ubisoft made for the new Assassin's Creed Syndicate when compared to the previously released Assassin's Creed Unity? We take a closer look.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate Vs Assassin's Creed Unity â€“ What Has Changed
First, since the first ever AC game, we have harboured a kind of expectation from the Assassin's Creed series and those expectations were simply razed to the ground when Unity released. But for the sake of comparison, while Unity was available on both current and last gen consoles, Syndicate is only releasing for the current one.
Was the failure of Unity known to the team that was working on the game? Well, we might never know, although it has to be said that compared to Ubisoft Montreal, which handled Unity, Syndicate is the responsibility of Ubisoft Quebec. And in case you didn't know, Ubisoft Quebec is the same group that handled the Wii U port of Black Flag and Assassin's Creed 3.
Unity took place in Paris during the French Revolution in the late 18th century. Syndicate however places itself in London during the Industrial Revolution in the mid 19th century (and they thought only history books teach you history).
For Syndicate, the game follows two characters this time around â€“ the twins Jacob and Evie Frye. Syndicate allows you to switch between the two characters and that is something new to be introduced into the Assassin's Creed universe.
Aside that, this will be an end to all the sexist jokes as this is the first mainstream AC title to also introduce a female assassin. And no, we are not taking Aveline de GrandprÃ© of Assassin's Creed Liberation into contention. Overall, there's a difference of some 100 years between both the titles and the world has massively changed.
As far as changes (in real sense) are concerned, expect lots of gameplay adjustments for Syndicate. For starters, Syndicate introduces a new way to travel, apart from changes made to the combat and stealth mechanics with the introduction of the rope launcher that lets you rappel from one structure to the other.
For the new game, it's even possible to create a zip line that will connect buildings and other structures. Apart from that, you can even create a zip line between a building and a train.
However, there's a bit of a bummer for all those AC fans looking to go online with the new title. Unlike Unity, Syndicate won't be offering multiplayer. But Ubisoft sort of makes up for this by introduction a game world that's 30% bigger than Paris. Syndicate is said to span over entire London, including the city of London, Westminster, Whitechapel, Southwark, Lambeth and the Strand.
As of now, Assassin's Creed Syndicate is set to be released this October for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Stay tuned for more updates!
[Source: Prima Games]